Bleamoor wreck dive Torbay
The wreck of the Bleamoor is located in Torbay 4 miles SSE of Berry Head. She is laying in 46m of water, standing approximately 10m proud at her shallowest point. The Bleamoor is a great deep or technical dive!
Dive Site Name: Bleamoor Dive Type: Wreck Dive
Max Depth Seabed: 46m Depth to top of Wreck: 38m
Approximate Position: 50,22.43N 003,25.14W
Tonnage: 3745tonnes Length: 104.33m Cargo: Coal
Date Lost: 27/11/1917 How Lost: Torpedoed UB 80
Minimum Qualification: Deep Diver / Technical Diver (Or Equivilent)
The Bleamoor was on passage from Hull to Falmouth when she was struck by a torpedo in the #1 hold fired from UB-80, Kapitanleutnant Biebeg. The Crew were unable to launch the lifeboats and were picked up by patrol vessels and landed in Torquay. The Purser and 7 Crew were lost. She was carrying 5,300 tonnes of coal.
Little else is known of this wreck, she has been confused with the Kendall Castle……..
The Bleamoor was built in in Sunderland in 1902 by W.Doxford and sons ltd. She was 342 ft long and 3,745 tonnes.
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