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 U 171 wreck

France, Brittany South, Groix

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 47° 39.47' N
Longitude: 3° 34.858' W

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English (Translate this text in English): 2.5 miles west northwest of Groix island west point.

English (Translate this text in English): 2.5 miles west northwest of Groix island west point.

2.5 miles west northwest of Groix island west point.

English (Translate this text in English): 2.5 miles west northwest of Groix island west point.

English (Translate this text in English): 2.5 miles west northwest of Groix island west point.

English (Translate this text in English): 2.5 miles west northwest of Groix island west point.

English (Translate this text in English): 2.5 miles west northwest of Groix island west point.

English (Translate this text in English): 2.5 miles west northwest of Groix island west point.

English (Translate this text in English): 2.5 miles west northwest of Groix island west point.

How? By boat

Distance Good boat time (< 30min)

Easy to find? Hard to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Alternative name U-171, U-boat 171

Average depth 39 m / 128 ft

Max depth 40 m / 131.2 ft

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Good

Experience CMAS *** / Rescue

Bio interest Poor

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Dive type

- Wreck
- Deep

Dive site activities

- Photography

Dangers

- Depth

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): Sunk at 13:00 on 9 Oct, 1942 in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient, France, by a British mines. 22 dead and 30 survivors.

This is a very good wreck dive.

Since 1999 it is forbiden to dive inside the wreck Folowing the demand of the german submarines friendship which want to make a memorial from the wreck.
A very good page (in french): http://perso.orange.fr/cdasm.56/u171.htm

English (Translate this text in English): Sunk at 13:00 on 9 Oct, 1942 in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient, France, by a British mines. 22 dead and 30 survivors.

This is a very good wreck dive.

Since 1999 it is forbiden to dive inside the wreck Folowing the demand of the german submarines friendship which want to make a memorial from the wreck.
A very good page (in french): http://perso.orange.fr/cdasm.56/u171.htm

Sunk at 13:00 on 9 Oct, 1942 in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient, France, by a British mines. 22 dead and 30 survivors.

This is a very good wreck dive.

Since 1999 it is forbiden to dive inside the wreck Folowing the demand of the german submarines friendship which want to make a memorial from the wreck.
A very good page (in french): http://perso.orange.fr/cdasm.56/u171.htm

English (Translate this text in English): Sunk at 13:00 on 9 Oct, 1942 in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient, France, by a British mines. 22 dead and 30 survivors.

This is a very good wreck dive.

Since 1999 it is forbiden to dive inside the wreck Folowing the demand of the german submarines friendship which want to make a memorial from the wreck.
A very good page (in french): http://perso.orange.fr/cdasm.56/u171.htm

English (Translate this text in English): Sunk at 13:00 on 9 Oct, 1942 in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient, France, by a British mines. 22 dead and 30 survivors.

This is a very good wreck dive.

Since 1999 it is forbiden to dive inside the wreck Folowing the demand of the german submarines friendship which want to make a memorial from the wreck.
A very good page (in french): http://perso.orange.fr/cdasm.56/u171.htm

English (Translate this text in English): Sunk at 13:00 on 9 Oct, 1942 in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient, France, by a British mines. 22 dead and 30 survivors.

This is a very good wreck dive.

Since 1999 it is forbiden to dive inside the wreck Folowing the demand of the german submarines friendship which want to make a memorial from the wreck.
A very good page (in french): http://perso.orange.fr/cdasm.56/u171.htm

English (Translate this text in English): Sunk at 13:00 on 9 Oct, 1942 in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient, France, by a British mines. 22 dead and 30 survivors.

This is a very good wreck dive.

Since 1999 it is forbiden to dive inside the wreck Folowing the demand of the german submarines friendship which want to make a memorial from the wreck.
A very good page (in french): http://perso.orange.fr/cdasm.56/u171.htm

English (Translate this text in English): Sunk at 13:00 on 9 Oct, 1942 in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient, France, by a British mines. 22 dead and 30 survivors.

This is a very good wreck dive.

Since 1999 it is forbiden to dive inside the wreck Folowing the demand of the german submarines friendship which want to make a memorial from the wreck.
A very good page (in french): http://perso.orange.fr/cdasm.56/u171.htm

English (Translate this text in English): Sunk at 13:00 on 9 Oct, 1942 in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient, France, by a British mines. 22 dead and 30 survivors.

This is a very good wreck dive.

Since 1999 it is forbiden to dive inside the wreck Folowing the demand of the german submarines friendship which want to make a memorial from the wreck.
A very good page (in french): http://perso.orange.fr/cdasm.56/u171.htm

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U 171 wreck
De Dorphis
9 juin 2013
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U 171 wreck
De DenisT
26 août 1995
39 - Epave
Suite...

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DenisT avatar
Voyage : Ile de Groix
De DenisT
Du 20 août 1995 au 26 août 1995
Passage du N2
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By chris , 21-02-2008

- Hi,
You dove U 1277, U 352 and U 1105... and it's not yet in Wannadive :) You should add them.
If you wanna dive the U 171, the best is to call a local dive center. Try searching Google with "Groix club plongée" in French.
I found SUBAGREC, but there are certainly other dive centers that offers this wreck dive.
Best,
Chris

By Anonymous , 21-02-2008

Dive into U 171 - Dear Sir. I am a Brazilian diver CMAS** and I am expert in U Boats. I already dove in U 1277, U 352 and U 1105. In August I am going to travel to France and I´d love to dive in U 171. Please, my English isn´t very good. Could you help me? I wait your answer. Greetings. Nestor

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