Duke of Buccleugh

The Duke of Buccleugh was a 4 masted Iron steamer built 1874. She was 380ft long and 38ft wide. And was driven by her 500hp engines. She was sunk in collision with the Vandalia during the night of the 7th March 1889, the captain of the Vandalia always claimed it was the fault of the Duke but dives since have proven other wise.

The wreck today rests in 58mtrs of water and stands 8mtrs proud of the seabed, she is still in pretty good shape for her age and it is possible navigate your way around this wreck, there are easy access holes to her holds and you can see some of the 600 tons of hand painted china that she was carrying. Visibility is usually excellent in this area.

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