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Latitude 50° 15.909N
Longitude 004° 12.940W
Depth 45m
Accuracy 5m (SHIPS)
Location Description South of Rame Head
Reference UKHO 17633
Craft type Fishing vessel
Date built 1953
Date of loss 13th July 1968
Manner of loss Burnt
Outcome Abandoned
Construction Wood
Propulsion Diesel
Nationality United Kingdom
Hull length 24m
Hull beam Unknown
Hull tons Unknown
Armament None
Crew Unknown
Built Krebs, France
Master Unknown
Owners Unknown

FV Francis Patrick

Also known as the Patrick and the Wheelbarrow

This French 24m long diesel engined side trawler was built by Krebs in France in 1953 as the Melpomene, renamed Francis Patrick and registered in Plymouth as PH140.

On the 13th July 1968 she caught fire and sank while under tow but the crew were rescued by helicopter.

Visiting the Wreck

The wreck was located on 17th July 1968 and was still visible in 1994.

A survey by Plymouth University and the SHIPS Project in 2013 showed this to be at 50 15.909N 004 12.940W, the wreck is 11m long by 4m wide with a high spot in the middle 3m x 3m in size, and a small 2m x 2m target lies 15m away from main wreck

Please contact the SHIPS Project if you have dived this wreck.

Francis Patrick

Francis Patrick as Melpomene

Francis Patrick

Francis Patrick

Francis Patrick

Francis Patrick

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