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HMS Drake
Located in: European Coast >> Scotland & Northern Ireland >> Rathlin Island  
Sunk by torpedo from German U-boat (U-79) while escorting convoy off north coast of Ireland. The captain succeeded in anchoring in Church Bay, Rathlin Island, but Drake capsized later. This is the most dived wreck off Ulster. Not a war grave, as bodies of 19 killed in torpedo explosion were removed before she sank. Entire hull interior is open through holes blown during Royal Navy salvage and the ship is now well dispersed over the seabed. Beware of live ammunition.
17m / 56ft
18m / 59ft
Accidental sinking: 02-Oct-1916 Wreck penetration not possible Technical or decompression diving. More info...

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