SS Stryn (Meat Boat) Wreck in Lyme Bay
SS Stryn is a wreck dive in Lyme bay laying in 40m of water on her port side. little else is known and she is not dived often.
Dive Site Name: Stryn Dive Type: Wreck Dive
Max Depth Seabed: 40m Depth to top of Wreck: 30m
Approximate Position: 50,21.61N 003,23.86W
Tonnage: 2143Tonnes Length: 86m Beam: 6m Cargo: Ballast
Date Lost: 10/06/1918 How Lost: Torpedo UB-80
Minimum Qualification: PADI Tec 45 / Technical Diver (Or Equivilent)
SS Stryn was built by Bonn & Mees, Rotterdam in 1901 at 2143 tonnes and 281Ft long the Stryn was operated at the time of her loss by The Shipping Controller (Constantine, Donking & Co.), London, was a defensively armed British merchantship of 2143 tons.
The SS Stryn was on passage from Rouen to Barry in June 1918 in ballast. She was torpedoed by UB-80 captained by Max Viebeg, On June 10th, 1918 5 miles east of Berry Head. 8 persons were lost, and the remainder of her crew and her Captain were picked up in their lifeboats and landed at Plymouth.
The Stryn now lies in 40m of water on her port side with the shallowest point at 30m. She is locally known as the Meat Boat.
Little else is known and she is not dived very often, more images and info required.