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Poole Fisher


Poole Fisher
 
Poole Fisher  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 55
Max. depth: 40 (M)
Trip Time: 5H :30M

Max Depth - 40m
Tonnage - 1028
Length - 66m
Date sunk - 06 Nov 1979
Type of vessel - Motor vessel
How sunk - Foundered
Former names - None
Wreck height - 6m

Travelling from Hamburg for Runcorn with a cargo of potash the Poole Fisher foundered in heavy seas. Only 2 of her 15 crew survived, clutching onto a baulk of timber in just their T-shirts. They were rescued by the Lee on Solent Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter.

The wreck now lies upside down, with her bows broken.