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Azemmour


Azemmour
 
Azemmour  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 45
Max. depth: 40 (M)
Trip Time: 4H :00M

Max Depth - 40m
Tonnage - 897
Length - 205
Date sunk - 20 Mar 1918
Type of vessel - Steam Ship
How sunk - Torpedoed
Former names - Wistaria
Wreck height - 6m

Travelling from London to Nantes with 716 tons of general cargo and 500 tons of steel the Azemmour was torpedoed by UB-59. All the crew made it off before she sank despite her going down in around 4 minutes.

The wreck lies upright and reasonably intact in front of the engine, although aft of the engine is slowly disappearing into the seabed. Her stern gun is still out in the open.