Wreck Sites

H.M.S. Primrose

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The Primrose was a sailing gunship that hit the Manacles in 1809. Over the years it has been subject to various types of salvage many times. What remains now are just a few cannon balls and some encrusted items. Every now and then something new is found but nothing of any great significance.

Caroni Rivers Wreck

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The Caroni Rivers detonated a mine previously laid by U-34 (Kplt W.Rollmann). It was built in 1928 and weighed in at a hefty 7807 tons. She was on route from FALMOUTH for sea trials in ballast when she hit a mine laid by U-34 and sunk. All the crew were saved.

Caroni Rivers

Caroni Rivers

 

The wreck is in two major pieces a little distance from each other, it is very flat after being dynamited due to it being a hazard to shipping. The two pieces are at 23m and 28m at high water. Slack water is required to dive the Caroni Rivers wreck.

Caroni Rivers

Caroni Rivers

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