Buesten wreck dive Torbay
The Buesten is a large tanker wrecked in Torbay by bombing in 1941. She stands nearly 20m proud of seabed laying on her side! In 56m of water in the scour!
Dive Site Name: Buesten (Bueston) Dive Type: Wreck Dive
Max Depth Seabed: 56m Depth to top of Wreck: 38m
Approximate Position: 50,21.07N 03.24.11W
Tonnage: 5187tonnes Length: 118.29m Cargo: Oil Kerosene and Gasoline
Date Lost: 09/04/1941 How Lost: Bombed by Luftwaffe
Minimum Qualification: Technical Diver (Or Equivilent)
The Buesten (aka Bueston, Beueston) was on passage from Texas, she was bombed by the Luftwaffe, Heinkel 111's, all their bombs missed due to heavy anti aircraft fire!! So they attacked again with machine guns and cannon which caused an explosion. whilst carring a cargo of Benzene and Kerosene. Only 7 of the crew survived.
She is relatively undived. Described by our divers as a "HUGE" wreck she is 118m long and 5,187 tonnes!!
Watch this space as we find out more on this site!!