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Munster
Location  

Place Name : Liverpool

Lat / Long : 53 ° 36 ' 24 '' North - 3 ° 33' 4'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : twin-screw steamship, passenger ferry Built :  
Shipyard : Harland & Wolf, Belfast
Hull material : steel  
Dimensions
Size : 4305 tonnes Length : 117.5 m Beam : 16.5 m
History
Sunk : 1940.02.07 Cause : triggered a magnetic mine Date Found :
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 18 m 23 m
Deck :
0 m 0 m
Bed : 23 m 25 m
Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : unknown Condition : Unknown
Seabed Type : Unknown
Artifacts :
Wreck Owner
Owner : -
Access : unknown
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 :
New Brighton beach. A launch permit is necessary. These are available FOC from Wirral Borough Council's Leisure Services Dept. in Birkenhead. Care should be taken when navigating the approaches to the port of Liverpool. Large ships use the channels and a radar reflector is recommended. Boat handlers should be aware that the Queens Channel Training Wall clears and/or is awash at low w ater. Consultation of local charts is recommended.
Notes :

Built in 1938 by Harland & Wolf of Belfast for the Liverpool- Dublin passenger ferry link. 353'x 50'x 14'. 20-cylinder oil engine 1347hp with twin screws. Owned by Coast Lines. Whilst on the Belfast to Liverpool run, she triggered a magnetic mine near to the Liverpool Bar at 6am. No casualties. Dive details: 23mts to seabed with a 2mt scour, 18mts to top, of wreck. Possibility is that the ship broke in two before sinking as there are reports of two areas of wreckage fairly close together. The other possibility is that the area with the smaller area of wreckage is that of the "Ystroom" which also sank close to the above position. Large sections of wreck standing 6m from seabed have been located at N 5336'024, W 00329'244 possibly the bow section, if not all of the "Munster"; thi s wreckage lies north-west to south-east and is about 350feet long! Wreckage covered in large plumrose anenomes. Plotted as "Unknown D"on Hydrographic Charts.

References :
Wrecks of Liverpool Bay - see Underwater Bookshop
Link to More Info :
Information Provided by :
Name : From a dive on : April 1995
Supplementary Imformation
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