The SS Nailsea Meadow was a British cargo transporter, built in 1937, 4962 gross tons, 420 ft. in length, beam 56 ft., and a draught of 25 ft.. She was powered by a compound engine with LP turbine. 11/05/1943 she was torpedoed by a German submarine (U-196) and foundered off Mpame, Eastern Cape. She was en route from Hampton Roads, New York to Karachi, via the South African coast. She carried 7104 tons of cargo, mail and munitions (tanks being the all important disappointment on discovery). 2 crew were lost out of 44. It is interesting that her gross tonnage was 4962 and her cargo, 7104 tons, suggesting that cargo was loaded about 40 cubic ft. per ton rather than the acceptable 100 cubic ft. per ton. She must have gone down very quickly, indeed!
The SS Khedive was a German cargo transporter built in 1906 by Brener Vulcan and owned by Deutche Ost-Afrika Linie. She comprised 5106 gross tons, length 409 ft., beam 52 ft.. She was powered by a single quadruple expansion engine (one screw) making 12 knots. She ran aground 16/08/1910, at Cape Morgan.