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Spring

Location

Ramsy

Position

60 26N 05 03E

Depth

8-50m

Chart

M776

The Spring was a 946brt Norwegian collier built on Tyneside in 1883. She measured 64x10x5 metres. She sank after being steered onto the shore following a collision in January 1914. Apparently 11 lives were lost in the incident. There is a memorial nearby on the shore.

The wreck lies upright on a slope with the bow shallowest. The stern section has broken off just behind the galley and lies on its starboard side, with the large rudder flat on the seabed at around 45m. It is possible to swim below the main deck at various points. The collision damage is obvious at the port bow. Visibility is usually excellent on this wreck, and there are plenty of fish about. It is possible to finish a dive on the Spring by swimming along one of the nearby cliff faces. They have plenty of cracks with interesting life in them. Being fairly close to Bergen, the Spring makes a good first dive for liveaboard cruises travelling north. 

Links

http://home.eunet.no/~atleto/vrak/vrak.htm

Skovheim

http://www.undervann.org/filmer/dsspring.wmv  (a video of the wreck)