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Argonaut
Location  

Place Name : Rye

Lat / Long : 50 ° 48 ' 55 '' North - 0 ° 50' 53'' East System used to obtain Long / Lat : GPS
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : steam yacht Built : 1879  
Shipyard :
Hull material : iron  
Dimensions
Size : 3274 tonnes Length : 111.5 m Beam : 13.5 m
History
Sunk : 29/10/1908 Cause : collision in fog with Kingswell Date Found :
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 22 m 0 m
Deck :
0 m 0 m
Bed : 32 m 0 m
Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : Upright Condition : Intact
Seabed Type : Unknown
Artifacts :
Wreck Owner
Owner : John Nightingale, Ian O'Riley, Malcolm Ilott
Access : unknown
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : do not remove anything from the wreck
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
0 - hours 0 - minutes - - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
Rye
Notes :

The boat was carrying passengers on one of the first ever package holidays

References :
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Supplementary Imformation
Added by:
PaulK
Posted on : November 1, 2016
I have a contract to salvage the Argonaut and dived her for 10 years but have now retired!
I have detailed plans of the wreck (only plans in existence! and knowledge of the complete bonded store (untouched) The Office with Ships Safe, (untouched) and other interesting area's.
Any groups or clubs interested in a serious dive project?


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