Afron New

   
Depth : 45m
Dive type : Wreck
Travel time to site :   0H :00M
Price per diver:   £45.00

 

The sunken wreck of a fishing trawler that swept for mines during World War One has been given special protection.

The steam boat Arfon had remained untouched on the bed of the English Channel for almost 100 years until it was discovered in 2014.

The trawler swept mines laid by German U-boats off the Dorset coast until 10 of its 13 crew members died when it struck a mine in April 1917.

The new protection restricts access to the site.

Historic England said the trawlers mine-sweeping gear, deck gun and engine room were still intact on the seabed off St Albans Head.

 
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