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Volnay
Location  

Place Name : Porthallow Bay

Lat / Long : 50 ° 4 ' 15 '' - - 5 ° 4' 2'' - System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : Schoone-rigged Steamship Built :  
Shipyard :
Hull material :  
Dimensions
Size : 4609 tonnes Length : m Beam : m
History
Sunk : 1917/12/14 Cause : German Mine Date Found :
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 0 m 0 m
Deck :
0 m 0 m
Bed : 20 m 0 m
Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : unknown Condition : Unknown
Seabed Type : Unknown
Artifacts : Cordite, lead balls, shell cases
Wreck Owner
Owner : -
Access : -
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : unknown
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
0 - hours 0 - minutes - - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
Porthoustock, Porthkerris
Notes :

Nice easy wreck, much broken up. 2 large and 1 small boiler still intact. Look for contents of the main cargo - 18 pounder anti-personnel shells. What\'s mostly left of these are clumps of lead balls and red spaghetti-like cordite. This can be lit when dried out - BE CAREFUL. \r\n

References :
Most of the info comes from the article \"Relics of War\" by Kendall MacDonald, Diver magazine, May 1994 issue. See this for a more comprehensive account.\r\n
Link to More Info :
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Supplementary Imformation
Added by:
Zippy
Posted on : November 11, 2008
Be careful of the lead balls. They are supposed to be covered in arsnic. Probably worth washing your hands before having any food. Nice anti personel shells.

Added by:
James
Posted on : February 13, 2006
She is a popular wreck for training and is quite broken up, having said that we spent 45mins on her in 2005 and brought up a couple of brass timer heads.

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