The sailing ship “Bessell” was built in 1878 and was owned by the Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Company. Had a length of 307ft and beam 34ft.

In 1895 whilst enroute from London to Santos the Bessell was in collision south of Brighton and west from the Royal Sovereign Lightship.

Today the shipwreck rests in 63mtrs of water to the South from Brighton. The stern lays over at 45degrees with a break midships to allow the front to sit upright and the Bows still in place. As you swim forwards from the stern passing over the holds you can see her cargo of wine & beer bottles, jars of pickled vegetables, crockery, tooth paste pots & crown perfume bottles. This is a fabulous dive.

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