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Persier
Location  

Place Name : Bigbury Bay

Lat / Long : 50 ° 17 ' 36 '' - - 3 ° 58' 3'' - System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : B class steamship Built :  
Shipyard : Newcastle
Hull material : steel  
Dimensions
Size : 5030 tonnes Length : 100 m Beam : m
History
Sunk : February 1945 Cause : torpedoed by UB-1017 Date Found :
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 0 m 0 m
Deck :
21 m 0 m
Bed : 31 m 0 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 :
Fort Bovisand
Notes :

Originally named the War Buffalo. Everyone of the 65 people managed to get off the boat when she was hit but for some reason the engines restarted and the turning propellors smashed some of the lifeboats to pieces. The torpedo strike took place off the Edystone but due to the engines restarting she actually sank in Bigbury Bay. My dives on the Persier have been very enjoyable and in addition to the wreck itself there is usually a good quantity of marine life. It is (was?) possible to swim along companion ways etc.

References :
Link to More Info :
Information Provided by :
Name : From a dive on : 1989 07.29
Supplementary Imformation
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