wreck dive

City of Ghent wreck

Categories: Tags: ,

The City of Ghent was a 616 ton, 64m long motor vessel. It hit Black Head but managed to get off, it was taking in water and started to list, then sank near the Lizard point on 15/11/1953.

It now lies upside down and although the superstructure has collapsed, it is reasonably intact. An excellent dive where tide timings are important. Maximum depth is around 35m.

City of Ghent today

City of Ghent today

Dive Site List

Categories: Tags: , , , ,
Wreck Area

Lost

Depth in M

01. ss Stanwood Carrick Roads

1939

18-26

02. Epsilon Falmouth Bay

1917

24

03. Sevra Falmouth Bay

1941

16

04. Caroni Rivers Falmouth Bay

1942

26

05. N.G. Petersen Falmouth Bay

1918

22

06. H.M.T. Rinovia Falmouth Bay

1941

52

07. Jersey Queen Falmouth Bay

1940

52

08. Andromeda Porthmellin Head

1915

7

09. sv Hera Veryan Bay

1914

18

10. Lady of the Isles Gerrans Bay

1904

52

11. Rock Island Bridge Helford

1928

13

12. Volnay Porthallow Bay

1917

22

13. Bay of Panama Porthallow Bay

1891

9

14. Lady Dalhousie Manacles

1884

12

15. SS Mohegan Manacles

1891

26

16. Andola Manacles

1895

10

17. H.M.S Primrose Manacles

1809

17

18. Port Chalmers Lowland Point

1886

12

19. Pindos Chynalls Point

1912

12

20. Rose Chynalls Point

1866

12

21. SS Veritas Coverack

1907

38

22. Godolphin Black Head

1888

10

23. Plantagenet Black Head

1897

10

24. Clan Alpine Black Head

1873

12

25. Gunvor Pedn Boar

1912

12

26. Carmarthen Kennack Bay

1916

23

27. Citrine Kennack Bay

1955

23

28. Bellucia Kennack Bay

1917

19

29. Socoa Kennack Bay

1906

11

30. Clan Malcolm Lizard

1935

16

31. Adolf Vinnen Lizard

1923

13

32. Czar Lizard

1859

18

33. Hansy Lizard

1911

11

34. Mosel Lizard

1882

14

35. Ilston Lizard

1917

46

36. Spyridion Vagliano Manacles

1890

18

37. Ponus Falmouth Bay

1916

7

38. UC92 Falmouth Bay

1921

6

39. UB86 & UB112 Falmouth Bay

1921

8

40. City of Ghent Lizard

1955

34

41. Carmalina Manacles

1917

54

42. Eric Calvert Falmouth Bay

1917

58

43. Bretonne Falmouth Bay

1923

58

44. Great Eastern Falmouth Bay

58

45. Cape Finistere Falmouth Bay

1917

60

46. Sommeina Falmouth Bay

1917

59

47. Spital Falmouth Bay

1918

58

48. Plane Gerrans Bay

1942

32

49. Unknown Wreck Lizard

58

50. Eskdale Falmouth Bay

1943

70

51. Rubaan Lizard

1939

25

52. Eastfield Dodman

1917

48

53. Butetown Dodman

1918

49

54. UB113 Dodman

1920

58

55. Lord Snowden Falmouth Bay

1942

59

56. Hansey Lizard

1911

12

57. UB118 Dodman

1920

68

58. Tug Falmouth Bay

1944

25

59. Vinlake Falmouth Bay

1917

58

60. Dispatch Black Head

1809

10

61. Briel Black Head

1791

10

62. Active Lizard

1942

32

63. Brest Lizard

1906

12

64. Leon Martin Falmouth Bay

1940

14

65. Bomber Manacles

51

66. Brett Lizard

1989

40

67. Ibis Lizard

1918

34

68. Lydie Falmouth Bay 1918

65

69. Ben Asdale Falmouth Bay 1978

0-5

70. HMS Torrid & The Queen Carrick Roads

8

Reefs Area Depth (M)
100. The Old Wall Reef Gerrans Bay

8 – 36

101. Bizzies Reef Gerrans Bay

7 – 18

102. Outer Bizzies 13m Gerrans Bay

15 – 32

103. Lath Rock Veryan Bay

7 – 24

104. East Narrows Wall Carrick Roads

14 – 36

105. Shore’s Rock Gerrans Bay

2 – 8

106. Wrigglers Inner Pinnacle Falmouth Bay

28 – 54

107. Vase Rock Manacles

7 – 36

108. Pen Wyn Reef Manacles

4 – 46

109. Half Way Rocks Manacles

10 – 32

110. Raglans Reef Manacles

8 – 38

111. Foam Rock Lowland Point

5 – 22

112. The Razers Black Head

10 – 26

113. Tol Peg Falmouth Bay

8-30

114. Killigerran Head Gerrans Bay

8

115. Helford River VSAC Helford

8

116. Helford Pool and Drift Helford

18

117. Carn Du Manacles

6-36

118. Fraggle Rock & Cave Falmouth Bay

8

119. Newporth Head Falmouth Bay

7

120. St Just Pool Carrick Roads

30

121. Trefusis Head Carrick Roads

8

122. Turnaware Bar Carrick Roads

18

123. The Whelps Gerrans Bay

6-30

124. Cannon Ball Falmouth Bay

21

125. Seal Caves Falmouth Bay

9

126. Puskeys Falmouth Bay

17-34

127. Maenland Manacles

5-23

128. August Rock Helford

3-12

129. East Davas Lowland Point

6-14

130. Vrogue Rock Lizard

5-21

131. Cannons Gerrans Bay

15

132. Gull Rock Caves Gerrans Bay

10

133. Holland Rock Gerrans Bay

26-18

134. The Manacles The Manacles

0-44

Species Specific Area Depth (M)
135. Sea Grass Falmouth

1-10

136. Maerl Falmouth

4-10

137. Pink Sea Fans Falmouth

18-70

138. Grey Seals Falmouth

0-10

 

Lady of the Isles

Categories: Tags: , , ,

The Lady of the Isles was a cable layer for the navy at the time of it’s sinking. It was under tow when it hit a mine. It now lies in a depth of around 52m and is another easy trimix dive. Small enough to complete in a single trimix dive, the stern is quite intact while the bow section is quite broken.

 

Rinovia HMT

Categories: Tags: , , ,

The HMT Rinovia was a steam fishing vessel, requisitioned as a mine sweeper in 1939. In 1940, it hit a mine and sank. It now lies in around 55m and is a really nice shallow trimix dive. It is small enough to be covered in a single dive, even at this depth. Lying fairly intact and upright, it can have a covering of fishing nets, which are themselves, normally covered in Plumose anemones.

 

Sevra Wreck

Categories: Tags: , , ,

Little remains of the wreck of the requisitioned trawler, the Sevra (HMT or HMS). There is some discussion as to which wreckage belongs to the Sevra and that of the AN2, both were very similar ships and both used as mine sweepers. They sank within a few hundred metres of each other, within two days or each other and were both flattened at the same time in 1949 by HMS Caldy. After the levelling, the records got mixed up.

Not an easy site to find, it can be easily missed underwater too, it is quite flat.

 

Andola Wreck

Categories: Tags: ,

The Andola was a 2045 ton, 84m long fully rigged sailing ship. It hit the Manacles Reef on 31/01/1895 in bad weather. Now well broken and lying quite flat it is an easy shallow dive, at a maximum depth of around 8-9m.

sv Andola

sv Andola

sv Andola today

Leon Martin Wreck

Categories: Tags: ,

The Leon Martin detonated a mine in 1940 off of Falmouth whilst carrying 2,300 tons of gas oil. She ended up just off of St Anthony’s light house and now lies well broken.

 

 

 

 

Andromeda Wreck

Categories: Tags: ,

The 1928 ton four masted sailing barque, the sv Andromeda, was on route to Falmouth from Tacoma when on early Saturday morning a terrific gale drove her ashore on Porthmellin Head. She was waiting for the ship’s pilot to come but they never received the call. Carrying a cargo of 2,500 tons of wheat, the 82.67m x 12.91m x 7.16m ship became a total loss. read more →

Bay of Panama Wreck

Categories: Tags: ,

The 89m long, 2300 ton Bay of Panama was on route from Calcutta to Dundee when she got caught in an almighty storm. The four masted steel sailing ship was dashed against the Rocks on 10/03/1891, near Near Head.

It now lies well broken in the shallows covered in sand and kelp for most of the year. When it is exposed it is a surreal sight, it can look like it has just sunk after the metal has been sand blasted. The wreck has partially buried itself so you can end up diving under the sea bed. Lying between 3-8m in depth it is suitable for all levels of divers.

Bay of Panama

Bay of Panama today

Ponus Wreck

Categories: Tags: , ,

The Ponus was a 5077 ton oil tanker.It came ashore near Gyllyngvase Beach in November 1916. It’s cargo caught fire and kept Falmouth lit for three nights. It was heavily salvaged but there’s still quite a lot of remains.

Today it is well broken and often a lot is covered in sand. Still a nice rummage dive, the highest point is only about 2m. This is primarily a shore dive but does make an easy boat dive. read more →