CASTLE CRAG. Iron steamer of 2428 tons, sank off Brook in 1883. Quite flat but extensive. Two boilers and the windlass still there with areas of plate. A good second dive.
JOANNIS MILLAS. Iron steamer, 2,071 tons, wrecked off Chilton in 1896. Broken up in 6-8 metres.
SERRANA. Bow section of this 3677 ton steamer on the Bridge Reef, Needles. Broken.
MECHANICIAN. Steel steamer of 9044 tons, torpedoed 1918. Sank in Needles Channel on the edge of the Shingle Bank. Wreck covers and uncovers though some always shows.
WHEATFIELD. Iron steamer of 1963 tons, sank Rocken End, Chale Bay, in 1882. Quite flat though a boiler still stands. Bits and pieces still turn up. Uncharted.
CORMORANT. Iron steamer of 2255 tons, sank close to Whale Chine, Chale Bay, in 1886. Quite flat. Uncharted.
CLAREMONT. Iron steamer of 1129 tons sank close to Whale Chine, Chale Bay in 1881. Quite flat. Uncharted.
HMS POMONE. English wooden man o'war. Stranded on the Needles in 1811 but broke up. Substantial part drifted into Alum Bay. Timbers and keel pins show above the sandy/rocky seabed. Uncharted.
WOODHAM. Iron steamer of 960 tons wrecked off Chilton in 1873. Quite flat and scattered.
Wrecks in 10 to 20 metres of water: (Back)
SERRANA. Stern section of this 3677 ton steamer torpedoed in 1918. Gun on the stern. Two boilers and engine there plus areas of plate.
WAR KNIGHT. Steel steamer of 7951 tons, mined in 1918. Large wreck with 3 boilers and a turbine engine. Chain locker and windlass stand high at the bows. Upright.
CLAN MACVEY. Steel steamer of 5818 tons, torpedoed in 1918. Large wreck, heavily dispersed. Gun still there. A haven for flatfish and shellfish
MARGARET SMITH. Steel motor dredger of 309 tons, capsized off Yarmouth in the Solent in 1978.
Wrecks in 20 to 30 metres of water: (Back)
ALBION II. Steel Admiralty trawler of 240 tons, mined in 1916. Single boiler and small engine stand up. More or less upright.
VENEZUELA. Steel steamer of 730 tons, torpedoed in 1918. Twin engine river steamer, 2 boilers. Upright
BETSY ANNA. Steel steamer of 880 tons, sank under tow in 1926. One main and one donkey boiler. Engine has fallen over. Was an upright wreck. Stern now skeletal. Bow points to the surface.
ALGERIAN. Steel steamer of 3837 tons, sank in the Solent after being mined in 1916. Swarming with shellfish, this large wreck was supposedly dispersed in 1922 but she still stands 6 metres. Seldom dived, she is best done on a high neap.
BORGNY. Steel steamer of 1149 tons, mined in 1918. Lies on her starboard side. Stern almost upside down.
FENNA. Dutch wooden schooner sunk in a storm in 1881. Pile of cargo comprising railway lines, blocks of sheet glass and barrels of cement. This wreck is like an oasis in the desert - full of life.
SOLENT. Trinity House steel pilot boat of 49 tons, sank after collision in 1912.
EXCELSIOR. Wooden steamer drifter, sank in 1924 after taking in water.
TANK LANDING CRAFT. Almost made it back from D-Day in 1944, upright in 28 metres.
Wrecks in 30 to 40 metres of water: (Back)
BRAEDALE. Steel steamer of 406 tons, sank through stress of weather in 1932. Single boiler and engine. Lies on her starboard side. Uncharted.
FALLODON. 3,012 tons, steel steamer, torpedoed in 1917. Lies on its port side in 38 metres.
MOLINA. Steel steamer of 1122 tons, torpedoed in 1918. Upright from midships forward. Two boilers and engine stand up. Stern area flattened.
WITTE ZEE. Steel motor tug of 328 tons, sprang a leak and sank in 1964. Upright wreck.
REINDEER. Not the real name of this as yet unidentified small iron steamer. Single boiler and compound engine. Thought to date about 1880.
EW DAWN. Steel admiralty drifter of 93 tons, mined in 1918. Small wreck.
INDUTIOMARE. Steel steamer of 1577 tons, torpedoed in 1917. Lying half over on her port side, one boiler is almost buried while the other stands up. Lies in an area which covers and uncovers. Gun on the stern.
BARON GARIOCH. Steel steamer of 1831 tons, torpedoed in 1917. Upright wreck with engine and boilers standing up. Gun at the stern.
WARWICK DEEPING. Steel trawler of 445 tons, shelled in 1940. Armed vessel completely upright and largely intact still looking like a ship, with the wheelhouse still standing. A nice dive.
ASBORG. 2751, torpedoed in 1918. Upright in 28 metres. Good dive.
HMS ACHERON. Lying in 2 separate pieces, this WWII destroyer sank after striking a mine in 1940. Uncharted.
5576 tons, torpedoed in 1917. Lies on its side in 33 metres.
'Spyros, small steamer, upright, single boiler and compound engine, wrecked 1920.'
ROSE HILL. 200 ton iron barquentine, lost in collision in 1900. Broken in 38 metres.
TWEED. 1025 tons, torpedoed in 1918. More or less upright in 40 metres. Good dive.
LAPWING (believed). steamer lost in collision in 1873, broken but parts cover and uncover in 40 metres.
CLYDE - now thought to be the spyros, lost in 1920.
Wrecks in 40 to 50 metres of water: (Back)
HMS SARGASSO, 216 ton requisitioned motor yacht, struck a mine and sank in 1943. Upright in 43 metres.
DAYLESFORD, 1406 ton steamer, sunk in collision in 1911. Upright but broken in 46 metres.
NORMANDY, 550 ton iron paddle steamer sunk in collision in 1870. Upright in 48 metres - midships machinery section very intact.
ORIFLAMME. Steel steam tanker of 3764 tons, mined in 1917. Not for the faint hearted. Vessel lies in an area affected by strong tides producing eddies and overfalls. Lying on her starboard side, the stern is the high part. Spare propeller amidships. Donkey boiler has rolled down the slope.
CUBA. iron steamer, 731 tons, sunk 1917. Upright in 41 metres.
REDESMERE. Steel steamer of 2123 tons, torpedoed in 1917. Lying half over on her port side. Two boilers and engine amidships. Gun at the stern.
SIMLA. Iron sailing ship of 2288 tons, sank in 1884 following collision. Full of cargo such as bottles, plates, cement, glass, traction engines. Upright wreck where the sides have collapsed outwards, leaving a hump of cargo.
ERNEST LEGOUVE. Steel sailing ship of 2246 tons, torpedoed in 1917. Leaning over on her starboard side, the stump of the mainmast rises above the wreck. Many large, barrel shaped objects in the wreck. Uncharted.
CLEDDY. Iron steamer of 2173 tons, sank following collision in 1889. Upright but her engine has fallen to starboard. Two boilers. The bow is now skeletal. Uncharted.
WESTVILLE. Steel steamer of 3207 tons, torpedoed in 1917. Lying half to port, this large wreck has a stern gun and two boilers which have rolled a short distance from the wreck. Large engine. The whole bridge has slipped onto the seabed.
HMS BOREALIS. Steel motor vessel of 451 tons, bombed by aircraft in 1940. Lying half to starboard, this barrage balloon vessel is reasonably intact, though the bow section is badly damaged.
HMS UPSTART. World War II submarine of 648 tons, sunk as a sonar target in 1957. More or less upright and intact. Her bridge, conning tower and propellers have been removed.
RMS MENDI. Steel steamer of 4230 tons, sank following collision in 1917. Large wreck with 4 boilers. She is armed with a stern gun. Wreck has settled half to starboard. Please remember - more than 650 men, most of them South African military labourers, lost their lives in the sinking.
BRESTOIS. 348 ton french steamer sunk in collision in 1918. Broken but parts cover and uncover in 40 metres.
LISTRAC. Steel coaster of 778 tons, shelled in 1940. Upright wreck with machinery aft.
TERLINGS. Steel steamer of 2318 tons, bombed by aircraft in 1940. Deep scour amidships. Two boilers and engine stand up. Wreck lies half to starboard.
AZEMMOUR. Steel steamer of 897 tons, torpedoed in 1918. Upright wreck and fairly intact from midships forward. Stern gun.
IDUNA. Iron steam sailer of 859 tons, sank following collision in 1883. Upright and remarkably intact at the stern. Two boilers and engine stand up. The bow section lies to starboard.
EMPIRE CRUSADER. Steel steamer of 1042 tons, bombed by aircraft in 1940. Armed vessel with 2 boilers. Engine covered with plating.
AJAX. Steel steamer of 942 tons, bombed by aircraft in 1940. Lying half to port, engine stands up. Bow section lies on its port side.
ELEANOR. Iron steamer of 1980 tons, torpedoed in 1918. Upright wreck. Cargo of mines and depth charges. Aft of the engines, the wreck tends to flatten out.
COQUETDALE. Steel steamer of 1597 tons, bombed by aircraft in 1940. Large area of plating amidships blown outwards. Two boilers and engine stand up.
HARTLEY. Steel steamer of 2147 tons, sank following stress of weather in 1924. Wreck lies half to starboard. Engine on its starboard side. Two boilers.
FLUENT. Steel steamer of 3660 tons, mined in 1917. Large wreck, more or less upright. Gun at the stern. Three boilers and a cargo forward of what look like shells - they are in fact steel billets.
START. Steel steamer of 728 tons, torpedoed in 1917. Small upright wreck, single boiler and donkey boiler. Engine lies on its port side. BRITANNIA. Steel steamer of 765 tons, torpedoed in 1917. Small wreck.
ALBERT C FIELD. Steel steamer of 1764 tons, bombed by aircraft in 1944. Lots of small pieces of exploded ammunition. The machinery is right aft and the bridge is right forward. Everything in the middle was cargo space.
MYRTLEGROVE. Steel steamer of 2642 tons, sank following collision in 1917. Two boilers amidships one of which has rolled to the seabed. Gun at the stern. Wreck lies on its port side and stands quite high.
ESPAGNE. Steel steamer of 1463 tons, torpedoed in 1917. Well broken. Engine lies on its side. Two boilers one of which stands on one end.
BRAATT II. Steel steamer of 1834 tons, torpedoed in 1918. Lies on her port side. Not much left of the bows.
LONDONIER. Steel steamer of 1870 tons, torpedoed in 1918. Upright wreck. Stern gun. Two boilers and engine stand up. Uncharted.
EVERLEIGH. Steel steamer of 5222 tons, torpedoed in 1945. Large wreck.
CRESTFLOWER. Steel trawler converted for Admiralty use, she was bombed by German aircraft and sunk in 1940. Single boiler and engine, bow gun. Uncharted.
small steam sailer of 662 tons, sank following collision in 1874. Upright but
broken in 46 metres
Clarinda, wrecked in collision in 1885. Upright, 2 boilers and compound engine in 40 metres
Wrecks in 50 metres to 60 metres of water: (Back)
VIKHOLMEN, Norwegian steamer sunk in 1917. Upright in 60 metres.
SPIRAL (believed), 1342 ton British steamer, scuttled by bombs in 1916. Upright but leaning to port in 55 metres.
INGER, 786 ton Danish steamer, scuttled in 1916. Upright in 55 metres.
DUMFRIES. Steel steamer of 5149 tons, torpedoed in 1944. Large wreck in 57 metres but 43 metres to the top. Lies partly over to starboard. Gun at the stern.
MESSINA. Iron steamer sailer, 1,063 tons, wrecked in 1885. Upright, hull broken.
SMYRNA. Iron sailing ship of 1372 tons, sank in 1888 following collision. Upright wreck in 54 metres. Masts and spars lie on the seabed. Some rigging still stands on the port side. Lots of cargo. Classic clipper bow.
LANDING CRAFT. D-Day tank landing craft. No other details known. In 51 metres. Upright and intact.
LANDING CRAFT. D-Day tank landing craft. No other details known. In 59 metres. Upright and intact.
HMT MICHAEL CLEMENTS. Steel Admiralty trawler of 324 tons, sank after collision in 1918. Upright in 51 metres and armed with a bow gun. Single boiler and engine. Y48. American tanker sunk in 1945 because she was in a sinking condition. Stands 8 metres, upright and quite intact.
UNKNOWN DESTROYER. In about 58 metres, upright, intact, 3 guns and torpedo tubes, twin screw.
GERMAN WWII U-BOAT in 58 metres, believed to be U-480.
GERMAN U-BOAT. WW1 Vintage, surrendered on the Armistice and scuttled in 1921.
American tanker, sunk in 1945 by gunfire from own forces as she was in a sinking
condition. Substantial wreck, upright but with a slight list. Stands 8 metres
'Kong Guttorm, in two pieces in 55 metres, upright. Single boiler plus donkey and triple expansion engine standing up.Torpedoed 1918'
Wrecks in 60 to 70 metres of water. (Back)
EUGENE SCHNEIDER, 2218 ton French sailing ship, sank in collision in 1926. Stands 8 metres in 66 metres. Excellent dive.
OIEKAST (believed) 600 ton Norwegian steamer sunk in 1917. Upright but broken in 65 metres.
LUXOR (believed) 3571 ton British steamer, torpedoed in 1918. Upright in 60 to 62 metres.
El Kahira wreck, correct name unknown, but a large steamer, upright in 60 metres.
UP TO 6 German U-boats in depths between 60 and 80 metres, of the type U (ocean going), UB (coastal) and UC (minelaying). All surrendered after the Armistice and scuttled in 1921.
ISLEWORTH. Steel steamer of 2871 tons, torpedoed in 1918. Not for the fainthearted. Wreck is remarkably intact (wheelhouse floor still above the boilers), but strong tidal streams and the proximity of vertical and transverse reef walls make this a challenging dive.
WAITARA. Iron sailing ship of 883 tons, sank in 1883 following collision. Upright wreck in 60 metres full of export cargo.
GERMAN U-BOAT of the UB II series - probably UB-37, in 62 metres. Twin screw, bow torpedo cap open, hatch aft of the engines fallen off. Sunk by the Q ship Penshurst in January 1917.
NURNBERG. In about 60 metres. German light cruiser, veteran of Scapa Flow, sunk to test our guns against its armour plating.
SPHENE. Steel steamer torpedoed in 1916. In 65 metres. Machinery and single boiler aft.
BADGER. Steel steam coaster sunk in 1916.
GUERNSEY COAST, 650 ton motor vessel, sunk in collision in 1964 standing 13 metres in 62. Completely upright and intact except no mast remain standing. Good dive. Uncharted.
IANNOS FAFALIOS. Greek steel steamer of 3,122 tons, sank after collision in 1928. Large upright wreck.
SEVERAL GERMAN U-BOATS, various sizes, scuttled in 1921 after the Armistice.
Wrecks in 70 to 80 metres of water. (Back)
GORIZONT, Russian factory ship/spy ship, 4404 tons, sunk in collision in 1975. Stands 20 metres. Depth 72 metres.
AUGUSTENBERG, 3639 ton motor ship sunk in collision in 1962. Lies on its side in 74 metres.
OLIVINE, 635 ton steamer, torpedoed in 1915. Upright in 72 metres.
Plus a number of other unidentified wrecks in this depth range.
In order to help you select the dive appropriate to your experience or interest, the following wrecks have been arranged according to the depth of water in which they lie. The list is not exhaustive. (Click on a depth to jump to section)
in less than 10 metres of water:
Wrecks in 10 to 20 metres of water:
Wrecks in 20 to 30 metres of water:
Wrecks in 30 to 40 metres of water:
Wrecks in 40 to 50 metres of water:
Wrecks in 50 to 60 metres of water:
Wrecks in 60 to 70 metres of water.
Wrecks in 70 to 80 metres of water.