Departing from Mylor Yacht Harbour, near Falmouth, at 10:00, the boat heads south. Arriving at our first site, the steam ship (ss) Volnay Wreck (22m high water springs, 17m low water springs) around 10:30. The wreck was a WWI merchant vessel, it hit a mine in 1917, then attempted to beach at Porthallow but foundered. A shot line will be dropped on the shallowest part of the wreck, the ships boilers. The top of the boilers are around 4m off of the seabed, making the top as shallow as 13m at low water. read more →
The Rock Island Bridge was an American Cargo Steamer of 3,545 tons. In foggy conditions it was rammed THREE times by the Irish tanker, IROQUOIS, on 23rd March 1920.
She was 8 nautical miles south-southwest of Lizard Point, when she put out a distress call. The ss KENOSHA answered and took Rock Island Bridge in tow heading for Falmouth Harbour. The collision took place at about 10 o’clock off the Lizard and immediately on receipt of the message at Falmouth, the tug Triton went to her assistance.