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HMS Elk
Location  

Place Name : Plymouth

Lat / Long : 50 ° 18 ' 30 '' North - 4 ° 10' 17'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : trawler converted to duties as minesweeper Built : 1902  
Shipyard : Cook, Welton & Gummel, Hull
Hull material : steel  
Dimensions
Size : 181 tonnes Length : 33 m Beam : 5 m
History
Sunk : November 1940 Cause : German mine Date Found :
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 0 m 0 m
Deck :
27 m 29 m
Bed : 30 m 32 m
Postition
Orientation : NW Lying : Upright Condition : Some breakup
Seabed Type : Sand
Artifacts :
Wreck Owner
Owner : -
Access : Permission required
War Grave : Unknown Protected :
Restrictions :
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
0 - hours 0 - minutes - - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
Private: Queen Annes Battery (QAB) Fort Bovisand; Public: Coxside
Notes :

A small wreck which can be seen in one dive. The visibility can be quickly spoilt by other divers so ensure you are the first down! Has a large hole on the starboard side where the mine hit. Some people repeat dive her but all I can say is I dived the Elk. To my mind Elk Reef is a better dive! No wreck but a reasonable amount of life.

References :
Link to More Info :
Information Provided by :
Name : From a dive on : 1988.04.02
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