The Tubantia is the largest Dutch passenger ship ever lost at sea. It was torpedoed on March 16, 1916 by the German U-boat, UB13. After the war, the ship was somewhat forgotten, until the rumor was spread that there would be two tons of gold in the holds. Dozens of expeditions where done. This caused a lot of damage to the mid part of the ship. The expeditions did not provide much more than a large number of artifacts such as gin bottles, bathtubs and tiles. The Tubantia is fun to dive on because you come across many objects. The wreck lies on her side and up to the first deck it is buried in sand.
Type of ship: Dutch cargo / passenger ship Length: 170.7m. Width: 22m. Water admission: April 1914. Builder: Stephen & Sons Ltd., Stephen Alexander, Glasgow. Weight: 13 911 tons. Speed 16 knots. Shallowest point: 25m.
Be aware of fishing lines on the wreck.
- Noordzee, vijftig kilometer ten westen van Walcheren.
- Suitable for
- Advanced wreck divers , experienced wreck divers
- Free access
- Boat dive facilities
- Kind of dive
- Wreck dive / boat dive
- 0,5 - 10 meter
- Average visibility
- 2 m.
- Tot 35 meter
- Starfish, anemone, cod, flatfish, pout, cod, lobster, crab
- Other recreation