War Barron

The SS War Baron (1917-1918) was a colossal British steamer and cargo ship, weighing in at 6,240 tons. On voyage from Southampton, she was torpedoed by German submarine U-55, approximately 8 miles NE of Godrevy lighthouse. She now sits at 55m on the seabed.

Expect to see, crabs, lobsters, conger eels, dead man’s finger corals, pink sea fans, schools of bib and more!

Visibility

Visibility

  • 6 m
Current

Current

  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

SS Christina

The SS Cristina (1916-1918) was a Spanish cargo vessel. She was torpedoed by German submarine U-55, whilst on voyage to Spain from UK, carrying a load of coal. The wreck now sits at 40m.

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SS Orfordness (1906-1918) was a British merchant ship. Whilst on route from Rouen to Barry Roads, she was torpedoed by German submarine U-60, two and a half miles NW of Newquay. 2 men were lost. She now lies on the bottom in about 35m-40m depending on the tide state.

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The U1021 (1944-1945) was a german VIIC/41 submarine sunk 9nm from Newquay harbour. She sits at 55-60m after striking an underwater mine. Features of interest include the blast site itself, the conning tower/periscope, and the bow and stern sections.

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SS Hugin

SS Hugin (1889-1918) was a Swedish cargo steamer, en route to Liverpool. She was carrying a cargo of woodpile and timber when she was torpedoed 4.5 miles from St. Agnes, by German submarine U-60. None of the crew were lost. She now sits at 35m-40m on the seabed.

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SS Tagona (1908-1918) was a defensively armed Canadian merchant steamer. Torpedoed on 16th May 1918 by German submarine U-55 when 5 miles WSW of Trevose Head on passage from Bilbao to Glasgow with a cargo of iron ore. The Captain and seven of the crew were lost.

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Seal Cove

Seal Cove, also referred to as Chick Rock, is a site only accessible by boat. It is a haul out spot for grey seals and one of our most popular sites amongst divers. Please note that this site can only be dived at high tide to limit disturbance to the seals.

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Another site only accessible by boat, Carters Rock is a shallow, rocky kelp reef with a maximum depth of 10m. Kelp runs along the bouldery bottom to about 7m where it then turns into a white sandy bottom. Another good site for entry-level diver training.

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SS Lake Edon (1918-1918) was an American cargo ship, loaded with coal and on voyage from Barry, Wales. She was torpedoed by German submarine U-107, 4 miles NE of Towan Headland, Newquay. 18 men were lost. The wreck now sits at 35m-40m.

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Goose Rock is a kelp/rocky reef only accessible by boat. An ideal site for entry-level training as the maximum depth is between 8-10m. For the more experienced diver, small caverns and more depth can be found on the western side of the rock.

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Lewinnick Reef boarders the coast on top of which sits Lewinnick Lodge. Maxing out at a depth of 10m makes it a perfect site for training. It also has some interesting topographical features including gullies and swim-throughs!

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Recommended Training

Navigation

Become a better, more confident diver who always knows where they are going. Learn how to use a dive compass, natural navigation techniques and more. Join the SSI Navigation specialty today!

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Extended Range Nitrox Diving

Do you enjoy nitrox diving? The SSI Extended Range Nitrox program will certify you to dive to a depth of 40 meters with limited decompression while diving with nitrox. Start online today!

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Perfect Buoyancy

The SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty is the best way to improve your body position for relaxed dives, lower your air consumption and increase your bottom times. Take control of your enjoyment. Start online now!

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