SPIRAL

   
Depth : 48m
Dive type : Wreck
Travel time to site :   0H :00M
Price per diver:   £70.00


Wreck was discovered in 1994 by John, Steve & Mike Ballet, 3 scallop divers from Poole.
They it to be the wreck of 1,342 gross ton Steam Collier SPIRAL.

Which was sailing from the Tyne to Bordeaux with a cargo of coal. She was scuttled by a boarding party from the German Submarine UB-18 on 4th August 1916.

She was built in 1906 by West Hartlepool.
She was fitted with a 3 cylinder triple expansion engine.

The wreck lies upside down on the sea bed, with the stern and bow broken away. The 2 factors that point to this being the Spiral are the coal found encrusting all the recovered items and the great big gash in the upside down hull, which allows for a good view into the midships-positioned engine room. 

She stands at 48m , proud 6m with the gash a position of 4m above the seabed.

Approx 13miles off off shore


 
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