Type: Wreck            Tonnage:      Length:       

Cargo: Date Lost: 1916      How Lost:  Hitting a mine on Christmas eve

Max Depth Seabed: 13m     Depth to top of Wreck: 12m

Minimum Qualification: Open water Diver

After hitting a mine on Christmas Eve 1916, this old steam trawler which had been converted into a mine sweeper now sits at 13m on a sandy bottom.

The wreck is quite broken up but not widely scattered. With care you can penetrate the boiler that stands about 3m high for about 1m but is quite confined & usually occupied by a few Wrasse. Behind the boiler sits the remains of the engine room and the huge iron propeller almost buried in the sand.

The whole site is scattered with objects: the remains of winches, broken derricks, bollards, large deck cleats & the ribs.Around the wreck you may well spot Sponges, Lobsters, large Spider Crabs, Cuttlefish, Dogfish, various Wrasse and Pollack. Due to its depth there is plenty of time to explore all the nooks and crannies.

 

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