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D-Day Wreck Found in Solent

On 7th June, Landing Craft LCT 427 was on the way back to Portsmouth after successfully delivering a cargo of tanks to Gold Beach as part of the D-Day landings. Unfortunately she never made it, as just 4 miles from … Continue reading

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Odyssey Marine Plan to Retrieve Silver from 1941 Wreck

Odyssey Marine Exploration have done a deal with the British Government to attempt to recover the cargo of a merchant ship that was torpedoed in 1941. The S.S. Gairsoppa of the British Indian Steam Navigation Company sailed from Calcutta in … Continue reading

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HMS Hermes in Sri Lanka – Now Diveable

HMS Hermes of the Royal Navy was the first ship to be designed and built as an aircraft carrier. She was laid down in January 1918, launched in September 1919 and finally commissioned in 1923.  In 1931 she was involved … Continue reading

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Poseidon Project Trailer

On 9th June 2011 it was 80 years since  HMS Poseidon sank off the coast of China after a collision with a merchant steamer.  HMS Poseidon was a Royal Navy Parthian Class submarine and she sank north of Weihai … Continue reading

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17th Century Wreck in Dorset

Lying in around 7-9 metres of water on a sand and shingle seabed on the edge of Hook Sands in Dorset, is the Swash Channel wreck. This is believed to be an early 17th Century armed merchant ship, which has … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 17 – Kansho Maru

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Kansho is one of my favourite dives, but on our previous dive, we didn’t have enough time to explore the cavernous engine room properly. So we had a word with the dive … Continue reading

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Shipwrecked beer to be brewed again

In July 2010, a ship that is believed to have been wrecked between 1800 and 1830 was salvaged, and 145 bottles of what was thought be champagne were recovered.  Subsequently these bottles have been found to include vintages from Veuve … Continue reading

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Dive Trip to the Canterbury

After a couple of shore dives in November that Jacqui kept telling me were not representative of New Zealand diving, Rita and I were ready to find out more about what proper New Zealand diving was all about. So it … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 16 – Nippo Maru

This is a wreck I’ve been looking forward to diving for many years. It’s one that up until now, I had always missed out on. Today that changed. The Nippo Maru was built in 1936 as a passenger and cargo … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 15 – Fujikawa Maru

Well it wasn’t long before we were back at the Fujikawa Maru. About 2 hours actually, this time for a night dive. This time we started at the stern gun, before heading into the steerage compartment.  Holds #5 and #6 … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 14 – Fujikawa Maru

This was our first dive this trip on the Fujikawa Maru, many people’s favourite wreck, and it’s certainly one of my favourites. She was built in 1938 as a passenger / cargo carrier, and was originally used to carry raw … Continue reading

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British Warships Found off Estonia

Sonar searches by an Estonian minesweeper, Ugandi, have found the remains of 3 British ships that were part of a squadron that was supporting the Baltic states’ struggle for independence against both German and Soviet invaders in 1918 / 1919. … Continue reading

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