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CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS

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Kris

11-9-16

Lots of life but limited visibility

1 m Visibility
20 °C - m

Shortly after the Second World War the Cristiaan Huygens ran into a mine, in the North Sea. The disaster occurred on August 26, 1945. To avoid sinking the ship was placed on the Z-stone bank. However, on September 5, 1945 it broke the salvage attempts were stopped. The ship lays relatively shallow, with the bow at about 15 meters. The stern is pretty beaten up by the explosion, but the bow is still recognizable. The Belgian wreck diver, Vic Verlinden, managed to safe several unique bronze sculptures, made by the Dutch artist Lambertus Zyl.

Particulars

Originally Dutch passengership, later troop transportation ship by the Allies in World War II. Deepest point: 25 meters (stern). Shallowest point 10 meters (bow).

Warnings

The current is very strong during springtide!

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CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS Features

Address
N.v.t.
Parking
N/A
Distance
N.v.t.
Suitable for
Inexperienced wreckdivers , experienced wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive
Current
Strong / very strong at spring tide
Visibility
0,5 - 10 meter
Average visibility
2 m.
Depth
Tot 25 meter
Bottom
Zand
Life
Starfish, anemone, cod, flatfish, pout, cod, lobster, crab
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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