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Black Hawk & Scallop drift


Black Hawk & Scallop drift
 
Black Hawk & Scallop drift  
Dive Category Wreck & drift
Dive Type Band 65
Max. depth: 18 (M)
Trip Time: 5H :30M

Type of vessel - Liberty Cargo ship
How sunk - Torpedoed
Former names - None
Wreck height - 3m

The 7,191 ton US Liberty ship was travelling as part of the convoy TBC 21. She was torpeded by German submarine U-772. Only 4 of her 41 crew were injured in the blast (one later died). The Black Hawk was abandoned, and the surviors taken on board the British corvette HMS Dahlia. The wreck now lies in 2 pieces. The stern is south of Portland Bill and the bow in Worbarrow bay.