Plymouth Dive Sites

Plymouth is an ideal location for a wreck diving trip with a range of sites for the novice to the expert diver. These shallow wrecks are home to all sorts of marine life and with the good visibility provide stunning scenery for underwater photographers. The wrecks range in date from modern steel wrecks to cannon sites from the 18th century.

Plymouth Shipwrecks

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Name Type Date Location
HMS/M A7 Submarine 1914 West of Rame, sunk
HMT Abelard Armed trawler 1916 Breakwater, mined
PS Ajax Paddle steam ship 1854 Mewstone, wrecked
SS Constance Steam cargo ship 1888 Shagstone, wrecked
Coronation 2nd Rate warship 1691 Off Penlee Point, wrecked
HMT Elk Armed trawler 1940 Off Penlee Point, mined
Encourage Fishing vessel (MFV) 1940 South of the Breakwater, mined
Firewater Tug 1990 Cattewater, foundered
HMS Foyle Destroyer 1917 South of Penlee Point, mined
FV Francis Patrick Trawler 1968 South of Rame Head
Fylrix Cargo vessel 1984 Jennycliff Bay, beached
Glen Strathallan Steam yacht 1970 Shagstone, scuttled
Hopper Barge No. 42 Hopper barge 1913 Breakwater, wrecked
SS James Eagan Layne Liberty ship 1945 Whitsand Bay, beached
FS Medoc Patrol ship 1940 South of Rame, bombed
SS Nepaul Steam ship 1890 Shagstone, wrecked
SS Persier Steam ship 1945 Bigbury Bay, torpedoed
FS Poulmic Transport 1940 South of Breakwater, mined
Rame Barge Barge 1905? West of Rame, unknown
SS Rosehill Steam collier 1917 Whitsand Bay, torpedoed
SS Rothesay Steam ship 1877 Mewstone Ledge, wrecked
HMS Scylla Frigate 2004 Whitsand Bay, scuttled
Tavy Pilot vessel 1995 Breakwater Fort, scuttled
Taxiarchos Brig 1843 Rame Head, wrecked
PS Totnes Castle Paddle steamer 1967 Bigbury Bay, foundered
SS Unicorn Trawler / cargo ship 1923 South of Rame Head
SS Vectis Steam collier 1912 Andurn Point, wrecked
Viking Princess Trawler 1996 Off Hilsea Point, foundered
Yvonne Barquentine 1920 Breakwater, wrecked

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