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Svanholm

Location

SE of Reksta

Position

61 31N 4 45E

Depth

35-50m

Chart

O796

The Svanholm was an 1800brt Danish timber carrier, built in Newcastle in 1909. She was hit by cannon-fire from a German U-boat in August 1917, and sank shortly afterwards. All the crew were saved.

 

     

The wreck lies upright and intact on a slightly sloping seabed. It is about 35m to the top of the wreck. The masts and funnels have collapsed. It is possible to see the whole of the wreck in a single dive without incurring more than a couple of minutes decompression penalty, on air. The Svanholm is an excellent dive.