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JAMES BARRIE

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The James Barrie ran aground on Lother Rock, on the south-western end of South Ronaldsay on March 27th 1969. This caused a crack in the hull, after which it was decided to tow the ship to Scapa Flow. Fate decided otherwise. The ship sank on the way and is now on starboard side on a flat, rocky bottom, before the entrance of Wide Wall Bay. The James Barrie is still entirely intact, although many bronze parts have been removed. It is one of the southernmost wrecks in this area and a nice change from the large warships that make Scapa Flow so famous.

Particulars

Type: Fishing trawler. Length: 55m. Width: 9.3m. Weight: 666 tons. Builder: Lewis John & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen. Year built: 1949. Sunk: March 27, 1969. Deepest point: 43m.

Warnings

The James Barrie is located in fast-flowing tidal waters. On good days you have a dive window of approximately 40 minutes.

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JAMES BARRIE Divemaps 1

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  • Divers Guide Map
  • Detailed map
  • Wreck map
  • Local map

JAMES BARRIE Features

Nicknames
Barrie, Benella
Address
Schotland, Orkney Isles, Scapa Flow
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
Groups, underwater photography, wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive
Current
Medium / strong
Visibility
12 - 20 m.
Average visibility
15 m.
Depth
43 m.
Bottom
rotsen en stenen,zand
Life
Dead man's finger, grey seal , saithe, crab, lobster, wrasse, sea moss or bryozoan or sea-mat, moon jellyfish, polyp, comb jelly, whale shark, sea ​​urchin, starfish
Other recreation
None

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