Archive for the 'Diving News' Category

HMS Carinthia, 115m, 20,277 Tons

Monday, August 20th, 2018

U 2506, Type XXI (electro U-boat) photos

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Couple of photos with super visibility of one of only 2 of Operation Deadlight’s Type XXI Electro U-boats. This particular U-boat lies in 67m around 3 miles north east of the Empire Heritage.

Photos courtesy of Darren McDonagh.

Type XXIII U-boat discovered in 105m

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Great find – only 1 other Type XXIII diveable in the world.

Photographs courtesy of Stewart Andrews.

Type XXIII coastal defence U-boat intact and in very good condition. Lying on Starboard side showing scuttling charge damage forward of conning tower and on conning tower on port side. Single screw with aft rudder. 2 forward torpedo tubes with rectangular outer hatches closed.

Streamlined bow lying completely on her side, with Yvonne at the forward port hydroplane.

Broken open by internal explosion – showing a large battery and the (only) two inner torpedo tube doors.

Periscope and upper Conning tower.

Propellor, rudder and keel in a very streamline design. The port hydroplane is on the left.

Video – Classics ++

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Amazon Bow photos

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Couple of uncommon photos of the bow of RMS Amazon, taken in August 2017 by Stewart Andrews.

Roscommon stern photos(Previously Oswestry Grange)

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Couple nice photos by Simon Kay of the rudder & 6 inch gun at the stern of the Roscommon (77m)

360′ photogrammetry image of one of the guns on the Audacious

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Image courtesy Barry McGill

Audacious 13.5 inch gun

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

5 Minute YouTube video from 2016

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Mid July – videos of Justicia Bow

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Videos courtesy of & taken by Paul Fassaloss

U 45 found

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Amazingly, in a litle more than a year since the Rosguill put divers onto one of the Uboats which had help sink the Justicia (UB124) we found and had 2 dives on U 45. U 45 was sunk by the British submarine D7 in September 1917 using one of her stern torpedoes.

The U boat is broken 10m or so forward of the conning tower, no doubt due to the force of the explosion and the 88mm deck gun is missing. Also of interest is the depth which makes this find attainable for the majority of Technical divers.

Photos below courtesy of Stewart Andrews.

105mm Deck Gun

2017 – best vis for long time

Friday, June 16th, 2017

4 photos of 3 of the “Classics” – Empire Heritage, Audacious & Laurentic taken mid June. If this vis continues to improve, we are in for a really cracking season.

2016 season ends

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

2016 has been a poor season for weather – perhaps not just as poor as 2015 (which was the worse since 2000 in my opinion).

Visibility through the season remained OK – but never fantastic, with my records not showing anything better than 20m on any day.

The Rosguill continues to explore new wrecks & marks and during 2016 the following are of note: –

UB 124 – the WW1 Uboat which helped sink the Justicia was dived for the second time.

U110 – the WW1 Uboat which sank the Amazon is believed to be pinged & hope to dive this mark in 2017

Found & dived an unknown mark which turned out to be a Type IX operation Deadlight in around 95m

Found and dived a WW1 steam trawler which is possibly the Corientes.

Dived the bow section of HMS Curacoa 126m

Found & pinged a small wreck, approximately 30m in 104m – hope to dive in 2017

Of note, on another dive boat, a diver recovered crockery printed with – ‘Manchester Liners’ – finally confirming the identity of the Manchester Commerce, which now leaves a very large unknown cargo wreck in 95m to be positively ID’ed

I look forward to 2017 with curiosity & interest.

Audacious video August 2016

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Nice video of the Audacious including the bow section: –

U 89 Video

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Really nice video of U89 taken by Richard Knights in July 2016 from the Rosguill


HMS Audacious Stern

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Somewhat unusual photograph of the stern section of the Audacious showing the outlay of the rudders and screws, taken from above by Simon Kay.  Detail etc. added by present author.



Audacious Stern



Justicia Bow – July 2016

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Video by Richard Knights – taken during a dive in July 2016 from the Rosguill


U89 Photographs

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Another couple of nice photos – this time of the WW1 U-boat, U89 in 60m – taken by Darren McDonagh


Deck Gun on U89

Deck Gun on U89

Conning Tower on U89

Conning Tower on U89

Justicia Bow photos

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Some nice photos of the Justicia Bow taken by Darren McDonagh (for orientation, see shot line in first 2 photos)


Bow & shot Bow 2 Justicia Bow

Laurentic Bow photos

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Couple of nice shots of the Laurentic bow taken by underwater photographer, Cathy de Lara.


Laurentic bow 1 Laurentic bow 2