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A squeeze of Lyme

Appeared in DIVER October 2009

Three World War One war victims and a well-populated sailing barque from the mid-19th century provide John Liddiard with a South Coast wreckie treat

Passing time in Lyme Regis harbour
Passing time in Lyme Regis harbour
  • There is also time to kill aboard Blue Turtle before departing to dive the Ailsa Craig
    There is also time to kill aboard Blue Turtle before departing to dive the Ailsa Craig
  • Hatch coaming from the forecastle of the Ailsa Craig
    Hatch coaming from the forecastle of the Ailsa Craig
  • the Baygitanos helm
    the Baygitano's helm
  • a huge shoal of pouting swirls about a fallen mast on the Baygitano
    a huge shoal of pouting swirls about a fallen mast on the Baygitano
  • spider crab
    spider crab
  • John Liddiard by a rib of the Baygitano that projects from the seabed
    John Liddiard by a rib of the Baygitano that projects from the seabed
  • Lyme Regis from the sea
    Lyme Regis from the sea
  • Gun mount in the middle of the Moidart's stern
    Gun mount in the middle of the Moidart's stern
  • The skipper provides a lunch of hot dogs
    The skipper provides a lunch of hot dogs
  • Most of the Heroine is a pile of bricks used as ballast. A female cuckoo wrasse swims above them
    Most of the Heroine is a pile of bricks used as ballast. A female cuckoo wrasse swims above them
  • These copper pins were used to hold major joints in the frame of the wooden hull together
    These copper pins were used to hold major joints in the frame of the wooden hull together
  • One of many conger eels in the crack scoured beneath the wreck
    One of many conger eels in the crack scoured beneath the wreck
  • Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow
    Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow

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