british SS Sphene [+1946]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built
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about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 05/02/1946  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 22 max. / -- min. (m)
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[1] UK Hydrographic Office
[2] Steve Hutchinson, Harlyn Dive School, Padstow
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 25/10/2005
last update Allen Tony
last update 12/01/2011
 
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[1] Lettens Jan22/03/2012
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Reasonably intact stern section which still has propellor and rudder in place.

Atlantic Scuba20/12/2007

The bow is also quite intact with the winch gear on top. The middle section from the first bulkhead to the bulkhead just in front of the boiler is flattened now. The 3 stage engine is now seperating. most of the coal has been lfted by divers over the years.

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Hutchinson Steve14/06/2010

We dive this wreck very often. Winch gear and foredeck was pulled off by trawl in about 2000. Chain is now the high point on the bow. Stern stands upright with hand rail still in place. Prop is in place with a damaged blade. Rudder still in place. Engine is splitting between 2nd and 3rd stages. boiler intact.
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Sphene SS hit the "Mouls" in heavy weather and then sank in 22 metres. At the time of the accident the vessel was carrying a cargo of coal.
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