Home > Dive Sites > Wreck Sites > Fleur de Lys ('The Fleur')
Fleur de Lys ('The Fleur') PDF Print E-mail
Dive Sites - Wreck Sites
Thursday, 26 February 2009 14:34

The Fleur de Lys was originally a French trawler built in Brittany in 1969. The Oak built trawler was purchased by a British fisherman in 1989 and subsequently based in Brixham.

 

Fleur de Lys

 

On 16th April 2000 while heading back to Brixham a problem with the vessels domestic hot water system resulted in a hot water cylinder explosion! The resultant damage to the vessel meant she rapidly started taking on water. The 4 crew were rescued by helicopter 15 minutes later.

 

A number of unsuccessful attempts were made to raise the Fleur en-route to Poole, and she was finally abandoned in Swanage bay.

 

Depth

Location

Period

Dive Type

13m

50°37'4" N 01°56'0" W

2000

RIB

 

 

 
Copyright © 2017 Calshot Sub-Aqua Club. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.