Channel Clipper

Smyrna wreck article

In the June issue of the UK’s DIVE magazine I have an article on the clipper ship Smyrna.  This superb wreck lies 20 miles out into the English Channel, south of the Isle of Wight in approximately 55 metres of water and sunk in the late 19th century after being involved in a collision with a steam ship.

The images for this story were made during a wonderful dive on the wreck in 2010 from Dave Wendes’ boat Wight Spirit. If you haven’t dived with Dave yet, I’d highly recommend it.  As a maritime historian and author of the book South Coast Shipwrecks, every trip is a dive into the history of the worlds busiest shipping lane.

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