Date(s) - Jul 16, Thu
There are 4 places, 2 are still available.
Load from 09:15, brief 10:30, ropes off 11:15
Merchant Royal – 54m
The Merchant Royal is an immense British cargo steamer of some 5,008 gross tons. She has a length of 416ft and a beam of 55 ft. She sank on the 3rd July 1946, carrying a cargo of steel and wood. Although her bows are blown off, her superstructure still stands a full 15m from the seabed. She makes a spectacular dive, with good visibility usually in this area. Care is needed when entering her holds as it is possible to go below seabed depth and reach 60m but if you do find yourself there look out for the copper ingots that were missed by the salvage men. Distance from Weymouth 18 miles.