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Whitsand Bay, Plymouth
How? By boat
Distance Good boat time (< 30min)
Easy to find?
Alternative name James Eagan Layne SS
Average depth 20 m / 65.6 ft
Max depth 24 m / 78.7 ft
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Good
Experience Don't know
Bio interest Interesting
- Marine biology
7.176 ton US Liberty ship, built 1944. 441ftx57ft. 2500hp triple-expansion engines. Armed: Bow and stern guns, plus 5 AA. 4.500 tons war supplies, tank parts, lorries, jeeps, railway rolling stock, US Army engineers' stores, New York for Ghent, via Barry. Sunk: 21 March, 1945, after hit in starboard side by torpedo from U-1195. Beached after being towed by Admiralty tugs into Whitsand Bay. Source: www.wrecksite.eu
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