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Paddle Steamer Champion
Location  

Place Name : Clyde Estuary

Lat / Long : 55 ° 56 ' 0 '' North - 4 ° 55' 0'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : GPS
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : Mail-runner Built : 1882  
Shipyard : Eltringham, South Shields
Hull material : iron  
Dimensions
Size : 26 tonnes Length : 32 m Beam : 5 m
History
Sunk : 1896 Cause : collision Date Found :
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 0 m 0 m
Deck :
35 m 38 m
Bed : 35 m 38 m
Postition
Orientation : NNW Lying : Upright Condition : Extensive breakup
Seabed Type : Silt
Artifacts :
Wreck Owner
Owner : -
Access : unknown
War Grave : Unknown Protected :
Restrictions :
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
6 - hours 30 - minutes Before - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
Inverkip Marina
Notes :

Due to the depth, poor condition and close proximity of the wreckage to the silty sea-bed it is best to restrict numbers diving on her at any one time. A dive for those experienced only.

References :
Clyde Shipwrecks - Moir/Crawford - see Underwater Bookshop
Link to More Info :
Information Provided by :
Name : From a dive on : 1998.08.02
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