Epsilon Wreck

The Epsilon detonated a mine laid on Jan 22 1917 by German submarine UC-17. Voyage Buenos Ayres to Amsterdam with maize. Owner : N.V. Vrachtvaart Mij. Bothnia (B. J. van Hengel), Amsterdam. The Epsilon wreck is very broken, it was dynamited after being designated a hazard to shipping and they did a good job. At sometime during the 1980’s, some local divers found a mine, they persuaded the bomb squad to move the bomb to the Epsilon to help ‘open her up’. It did more than open her up.

What remains of the wreck are 3 boilers, 2 large and one smaller boiler and lots of twisted metal. If you head in a south west direction, away from the boilers, you head towards the stern. The stern is well broken with lots of twisted metal, with some plates standing a few metres above the sea bed. The large steering quadrant is visible amongst the broken wreckage. With resident conger eels, wrasse and pollack cruising around, it is quite a nice dive.

Maximum depth is 26m on a high water springs.

Epsilon after she hit a mine

Epsilon after she hit a mine

Epsilon boilers on the sonar

Epsilon boilers on the sonar

Dive Reports

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