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Sleeping giant

Appeared in DIVER November 2009

HMS Manchester lies off Tunisia in 85m of water - MATT OUTRAM recently led an expedition to explore it. Photography by Chris Simons

Tony drifts slowly in and around the 6in gun-barrels

Tony drifts slowly in and around the 6in gun-barrels. Even at 70m-plus, sunlight shines over the portside gunwales


  • Divers Matt and Ian hover to take in the massive scale of the turret and guns.
    Divers Matt and Ian hover to take in the massive scale of the turret and guns.
  • Kieran looks into the wheelhouse, where he saw the intact telegraph and telemotor
    Kieran looks into the wheelhouse, where he saw the intact telegraph and telemotor
  • Damselfish have made their home on the portside hull
    Damselfish have made their home on the portside hull