Pendennis U-Boats

At the end of the Great War, the Keisers’s high seas fleet was interned at Scapa Flow, Orkney. Due to some miscommunication or maybe the lack of communication, Rear Admiral von Reuter ordered the scuttling of the entire fleet. Most were removed straight away, except some of the vessels that Read more…

Darlwyne

Appeared in DIVER November 2016 Thirty-one people died off Cornwall when a boat unfit to be at sea went missing, but in the aftermath of England’s World Cup victory the headlines went missing too. Fifty years on, MARK MILBURN set out to find the wreck SOMETIMES THINGS CAN surprise you. Read more…

HMT St Ives

On March 3rd 1915, the 325 ton trawler ‘St Ives H11’ was requisitioned for the navy. It was converted into an auxiliary patrol vessel, it entered naval service in May 1915 as 1192. HM Trawler St Ives, along with other vessels, helped salvaging the SS Keltier on December 11th and Read more…

Coronation

The Coronation was a 2nd rate ship of the line, carrying an armament of 90 guns. Wrecked in 1691, it now lies in two parts about 800m apart. We have visited the site multiple times in the past, just to photograph some of the large anchors and guns. The Coronation Read more…

Rill Cove site

The Rill Cove site is a protected area close to Kynance Cove. The site was discovered after the trawler, ‘Kerris Reed’, sank there in 1975. Divers looking at the new wreck found cannons lying beneath it. Another site where the sea bed is very fluid, sand comes and goes by Read more…

Schiedam 1684

The Schiedam was a Dutch Fluyt that started life as an East Indiaman. It was captured by Corsairs (pirates or privateers), only to be captured by the British navy two weeks later. It was then used as a transport ship (6th rate naval vessel), bringing back captured arms and stonework Read more…