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Location  

Place Name : Kyle of Lochalsh

Lat / Long : 57 ° 15 ' 9 '' North - 5 ° 41' 1'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 780254
Construction
Type : Mine layer Built :  
Shipyard :
Hull material : steel  
Dimensions
Size : 9600 tonnes Length : 150 m Beam : m
History
Sunk : 1940 Cause : fire Date Found :
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 0 m 5 m
Deck :
10 m 21 m
Bed : 10 m 0 m
Postition
Orientation : NW Lying : On starboard side Condition : Some breakup
Seabed Type : Silt
Artifacts : some tiles and the odd bottle of beer
Wreck Owner
Owner : -
Access : Public
War Grave : Unknown Protected :
Restrictions :
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
0 - hours 0 - minutes Before - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
Can launch RIBS/inflatables from mainland or Skye side of the Kyle of Lochalsh via slips provided to the side of the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry slips (free of charge).
Notes :

The wreck is an excellent on for Novices as it is fairly shallow and above 15m it is wide open in places with clear surfaces. For the more experienced and daft there is access to the interior of the ship through the mine laying tubes which are roped. However these ropes are now rather old and the wreck itself does appear to be falling apart in places. It is also very silty!

References :
Dive North-West Scotland, Gordon Ridley
Link to More Info :
Information Provided by :
Name : From a dive on : 1994.09.18
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