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Hazelwood


Hazelwood
 
Hazelwood  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 45
Max. depth: 40 (M)
Trip Time: 4H :30M

Type of vessel - Steam Ship
How sunk - Mined
Former names - None
Wreck height - Mixed - Covers and uncovers with sand.
Max Depth - 42m
Tonnage - 3120
Length - 325
Date sunk - 19 Oct 1917

The Hazelwood was unaware of a minefield laid by UC-62 between Anvil point and the Needles. Travelling from the Tyne for Nantes with a cargo of coal and 32 crew. An SOS was heard by the vessel Estonian, but was unable to stop to rescue the crew for fear of being attacked. All hands were lost.

The wreck thought to possibly be the 3102 ton Hazelwood lies upright. The wreck was originally thought to be that of the South Western until she was positively identified SE of the Isle of Wight. The wreck covers and uncovers with sand.

Hazelwood information