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Fram (bow section)
Location  

Place Name : Moray Firth

Lat / Long : 57 ° 42 ' 5 '' North - 2 ° 10' 35'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : GPS
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : steamship Built : 1897  
Shipyard : Middlesborough
Hull material : steel  
Dimensions
Size : 2491 tonnes Length : 95 m Beam : 14 m
History
Sunk : 1940 Cause : torpedoed by U13 Date Found : 1995
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 30 m 33 m
Deck :
34 m 38 m
Bed : 36 m 39 m
Postition
Orientation : SE Lying : Upright Condition : Extensive breakup
Seabed Type : Sand
Artifacts : portholes, telegraph, valves, lamps
Wreck Owner
Owner : -
Access : Public
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : on RAF bombing range open weekdays 0800-1700 OK to dive in evenings or weekend
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
6 - hours 0 - minutes Before - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
Launch at rosehearty Harbour - OK except for LW Springs. 5.00 per launch or 35.00 per season. Please Leave cars and trailers in carpark after launching - not on piers or grassed area.
Notes :

Often buoyed by Peterhead BSAC, if not you need a good echosounder to pick it up - only the focsle stands 5mts proud of the seabed - the rest has collapsed. Best dived at LW slack but no great current on wreck, visibility varies from 5 to 20 mtrs.
Wreck was found in June 1995 by Peterhead BSAC - the more famous Stern Section of the Fram lies in 49mtrs 1 1/2 miles WNW of the bows.

References :
Peterhead BSAC Macdonald, Rod., Dive Scotland's Greatest Wrecks Ferguson, David M., Shipwrecks of North East Scotland
Link to More Info :
Information Provided by :
Name : From a dive on : 1995.06.25
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