Nederland, Friesland

VICTORIA CITY

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The Victoria City was inaugurated in March 1955 and was only half a year old when it sank. It was Wednesday, December 14, 1955, when the English ship, the Victoria City, collided with the Italian ship, Valentino Bibolini, at 8:00 in the morning in foggy conditions. The Victoria City sank quite quickly after the collision. The crew, consisting of 17 European and 49 Indian sailors, was taken over by a Polish ship, the Worlowo, which happened to be nearby.

Particulars

Victoria City. Kind: Cargo ship. Builder: Doxford W. & Sons. Owner: Sir Wm Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd. Year of construction: 1955. Year of sinking : 1955. Cargo: Probably fruit.

Warnings

Prepare your dive well. Ask for advice from divers who are familiar with the wreck or book a boat dive.

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VICTORIA CITY Features

Nicknames
Victoria City
Address
N.v.t / NA
Parking
At charter
Distance
N.v.t. / NA
Suitable for
Wreck diving
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive
Current
Limited / sterk
Visibility
0,5 - 5 m.
Average visibility
3 m.
Depth
17 m.
Bottom
slib en zand
Life
Shrimp, pouting, thicklip grey mullet
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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