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WRECKTOUR 177: LANDING CRAFT, BOMBARDON UNIT & VIC LIGHTER

Appeared in DIVER January 2014
A trio of attractions grouped together in Portland Harbour and associated with WW2s D-Day landings grab JOHN LIDDIARDs attention this month. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR 176: THE AULTON

Appeared in DIVER November 2013
This months tour of a North Sea WW1 U-boat victim is one for the technical divers, and its a fair boat-ride out too. And is it definitely the Aulton JOHN LIDDIARD wonders if it is just one of many sunken small coal-carrying coasters. Tour illustrated by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR 175: THE SAPHIR

Appeared in DIVER August 2013
This steamship almost got through the Great War unscathed -“ then it met U94 off north Cornwall. JOHN LIDDIARD guides us through its broken remains in a tour illustrated by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR 174: CHASSEUR 6

Appeared in DIVER June 2013
World War Two submarine-chasers may be small but they're packed with interesting details for divers to examine. John Liddiard heads for Dorset, illustration by Max Ellis
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WRECKTOUR 173: The Nimrod

Appeared in DIVER May 2013
JOHN LIDDIARD turns his attention to a really old wreck, a paddle-steamer that lies in two halves off south-west Wales. The wheel is a tricky optional extra! Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR 172: The Newent

Appeared in DIVER April 2013
Positively identified only recently, this Victorian collier sunk off the Sussex coast has not been much dived, says JOHN LIDDIARD, but beware possible poor vis. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR 171: The South Western

Appeareed in DIVER February 2013
After 44 years of cross-Channel service, this mail-boat finally succumbed to a U-boat's torpedo towards the end of the Great War. JOHN LIDDIARD is our guide, illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR 170: The Manina

Appeared in DIVER January 2013
We visit a more recent but rarely dived wreck this month, a cargo vessel lost off the Orkneys during bad weather with the loss of nine crew. JOHN LIDDIARD leads the way, illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR 169: The Venezuela

Appeared in DIVER December 2012
This World War One U-boat victim was built on the Clyde but intended to navigate shallow South American rivers, so it has some unusual features, says JOHN LIDDIARD. Its final resting place is off Dorset. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR 168: Sperrbrecher 178 (Gauss)

Appeared in DIVER November 2012
It's a while since we crossed the Channel for a Wreck Tour but this WW2 German pathfinder vessel off Dieppe is well worth the trip, says JOHN LIDDIARD. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:167 The Scotia

Appeared in DIVER October 2012
This deep-lying bucket-dredger worked away through some 45 years of Victoria's long reign but failed to outlive the Queen, sinking off south-eastern Scotland in the 1890s. JOHN LIDDIARD enjoys its machinery, while MAX ELLIS turns out another fine illustration
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WRECKTOUR:166 The Ailsa Craig

Appeared in DIVER September 2012
This classic British coaster torpedoed near the end of WW1 lies off the Dorset coast and provides plenty to interest JOHN LIDDIARD. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:165 The UC42

Appeared in DIVER August 2012
This example of a soon-to-be-obsolete German minelaying submarine was sunk off southern Ireland in 1917. It makes for an interesting wreck to negotiate on a single dive. JOHN LIDDIARD conducts our tour, with illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:164 The Poldown

Appeared in DIVER July 2012
This cargo vessel was in her 13th year when she hit a mine off north Cornwall. JOHN LIDDIARD makes the most of good vis, and MAX ELLIS provides the visuals
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WRECKTOUR:163 The Stanhope

Appeared in DIVER June 2012
It's always interesting to dive a recently discovered wreck, and this collision-victim from the dawn of the 20th century has plenty to commend it, says JOHN LIDDIARD. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:162 The Aparima

Appeared in DIVER May 2012
The prolific U-boat UB40 holed this cargo steamer with its unusual engine configuration off the Dorset coast in 1917. JOHN LIDDIARD leads the dive, with iIlustration drawn by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR SPECIAL The Titanic

Appeared in DIVER April 2012
It's 100 years this month since the Titanic hit that deadly iceberg. If you have £40,000 or so to spare you might hitch a ride down to see the wreck - failing that, Titanic veteran RORY GOLDEN is equipped to provide the ultimate Wreck Tour. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:160 The Whitehaven

We have a double-header for you to enjoy this month - two small vessels sunk within 10 years of each other in the mid-Victorian era off Pembrokeshire. John Liddiard leads the tour, with MAX ELLIS providing the illustrations
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WRECKTOUR:159 The Thunder

We have a double-header for you to enjoy this month - two small vessels sunk within 10 years of each other in the mid-Victorian era off Pembrokeshire. John Liddiard leads the tour, with MAX ELLIS providing the illustrations
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WRECKTOUR:158 The Derbent

Appeared in DIVER February 2012
How often do you get the chance to dive an almost intact tanker? This WW1 U-boat victim lies off Anglesey and is well worth a visit, says JOHN LIDDIARD, Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:157 The Londonier

Appeared in DIVER January 2012
This steamship was sunk south of the Isle of Wight by a U-boat towards the end of WW1. Though little dived, its engine and gun alone make it worth a visit, says JOHN LIDDIARD. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:156 The Neotsfield

It almost made it through the Great War, but that was before it encountered a U-boat on a roll. JOHN LIDDIARD takes us around a deeper wreck site off Northern Ireland, with illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:155 The Gretafield

This tanker wreck off Scotlands north-east coast was a WW2 U-boat victim - it has been through the mill but still makes for a good dive for all comers, says JOHN LIDDIARD. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:154 Count DAspremont

Appeared in DIVER October 2011
This schooner-rigged steamship was the victim of a storm off south-west Wales in 1903 but makes for an easy dive in usually clear vis, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis.
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WRECKTOUR:153 HMS Daffodil

Appeared in DIVER September 2011
How often do you get the chance to dive a train ferry that originated in WW1 but which had to wait until WW2 to see military service? Cross the Channel to Dieppe to do just that with JOHN LIDDIARD - illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:152 The Alex Van Opstal

Appeared in DIVER August 2011
After a short run of deeper wrecks, here is a Belgian liner that is more widely accessible. It's a popular Weymouth dive, says JOHN LIDDIARD. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:151 The Clarinda

Appeared in DIVER July 2011
This cargo vessel lying off the Isle of Wight is a relic of the Victorian era with plenty to keep divers interested. JOHN LIDDIARD surveys the scene as depicted by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:150 The Havlide

Appeared in DIVER June 2011
A treat for technical divers is the dive-site JOHN LIDDIARD has chosen for our 150th Wreck Tour. This Norwegian coaster was a collision victim off south-eastern Scotland in 1917. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:149 The Orfordness

Appeared in DIVER May 2011
This late WW1 U-boat victim sank off north Cornwall, where the good visibility makes the wreck a bit of a treat for divers, says JOHN LIDDIARD. Illustration by MAX ELLIS
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WRECKTOUR:148 The Pepinella

Appeared in DIVER April 2011
You won't find many other divers on this East Coast steamship wreck, but you will find plenty to hold your interest, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis
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WRECKTOUR:147 The Baron Garioch

This carelessly lost World War One victim off the Dorset coast offers plenty to see and good vis in which to see it, says JOHN LIDDIARD. The illustration is by MAX ELLIS.

WRECKTOUR:146 The Borneo

Appeared inDIVER February 2011
JOHN LIDDIARD helped to identify this trawler wreck off Sussex, so he is even better-placed than usual to be our tour guide. MAX ELLIS produced the illustration

WRECKTOUR:145 The Kincorth

Appeared in DIVER January 2011
This small wreck off North Wales was not identified as a trawler until long after its sinking in 1941, and its very much a wreck of two halves, says JOHN LIDDIARD. The illustration by MAX...

WRECKTOUR:144 The Moidart

Appeared in DIVER December 2010
This Victorian steamer was torpedoed off the Dorset coast towards the end of World War One, and makes a good club dive. JOHN LIDDIARD, with the aid of MAX ELLISs illustration,aims to clea...

WRECKTOUR:143 The Schokland

Appeared in DIVER November 2010
For a long time the circumstances of the sinking of this freighter in the Channel Islands were a matter of controversy, says John Liddiard, but it's an easy dive and often marked by good ...

WRECKTOUR:142 The U74E

Appeared in DIVER October 2010
Our July Wreck Tour of the U-boat U480 went down well, if you'll pardon the pun, so this month John Liddiard offers a double helping of submarines, with an unusual German U-boat minelayer...

WRECKTOUR:141 The P555

Appeared in DIVER October 2010
Our July Wreck Tour of the U-boat U480 went down well, if you'll pardon the pun, so this month John Liddiard offers a double helping of submarines, with the P555 off Portland. Illustratio...

WRECKTOUR:140 The Cristina

Appeared in DIVER September 2010
This victim of World War One's most savage U-boat captain is on the deep side off North Cornwall but can enjoy hi-vis conditions, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:139 HMS Whirlwind

Appeared in DIVER August 2010
Its a bit out of the way in Cardigan Bay, but how, asks John Liddiard, do you get to dive a WW2 destroyer and Cold War frigate all in one Max Ellis is the illustrator.

WRECKTOUR: 138 The U480

Appeared in DIVER July 2010
This Channel wreck site is one for trimix divers, but it's a submarine with history and in great condition, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:137 The Castlereagh

Appeared in DIVER June 2010
This month our tour explores another of the Kyarra's lesser-known near-neighbours off Swanage, the Castlereagh - also referred to by its former name, the Firth Fisher. Words by John Liddi...

WRECKTOUR:136 The William Mannell

Appeared in DIVER May 2010
This trawler served in the two world wars, as both escort and minesweeper, and is an attractive diving proposition in the fine visibility possible off the Donegal coast, says John Liddiar...

WRECKTOUR:135 The Ramsgarth

Appeared in DIVER April 2010
Sometimes the forgotten wrecks make a great option - and at least you get them to yourself. This steamer off the Sussex coast is a case in point, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max E...

WRECKTOUR:134 The F2

Appeared in DIVER March 2010
The F2 was a German World War Two experiment, and ended up scuttled in Scapa Flow in mysterious circumstances. John Liddiard conducts the tour, assisted by ace wreck illustrator Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:133 The Veritas

Appeared in DIVER January 2010
A slightly deeper dive than usual for Cornwalls infamous Manacles reef, this old Norwegian freighter wreck is worth a visit, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:132 The Elena R

Appeared in DIVER December 2009
This freighter was an early U-boat victim during World War Two, and the wreck off Portland Bill in Dorset makes for a good dive - but it's important to get your timing right, says John Li...

WRECKTOUR:131 HMT Balfour

Appeared in DIVER November 2009
Want to find out what a World War One armed trawler was like? This one off the Sussex coast might be small, but its nicely intact, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:129 & 130 Torch & Chacabuco

Appeared in DIVER November 2009
It's a double-header this month, as John Liddiard dives two vessels that became wrecks on the same evening off north Wales 136 years ago. The illustrations are by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:128 The River Garry

Appeared in DIVER September 2009
Shallow enough for a nice long dive is this steamer that sank off south-eastern Scotland 116 years ago. John Liddiard is our tour guide, illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:127 The Wahrendorf V209

Appeared in DIVER August 2009
This German armed trawler sunk by British aircraft off Guernsey in 1944 has taken John Liddiards fancy. Illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR: 126 The Bangor

Appeared in DIVER July 2009
This small coaster lies in Strangford Lough and can be dived at any state of tide, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:125 The Syracusa

Appeared in DIVER June 2009
This steamer, wrecked 112 years ago off Newquay, is justifiably popular - but make sure conditions are right before diving it, warns John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:124 The Carantan

It's not just about the Kyarra wreck out of Swanage - this one may be small and hard to find but it's beautifully marked, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:123 The Musgrave

Appeared in DIVER April 2009
This little old wreck off west Wales makes a good early-season dive and offers some interesting engineering features into the bargain, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:122 The Karlsruhe

Appeared in DIVER March 2009
Warming up to dive the Scapa Flow wrecks in Orkney? There are few better wrecks for that purpose than this, the shallowest of the WW1 German cruisers, says John Liddiard. Illustration by ...

WRECKTOUR:121 The Greatham

Appeared in DIVER February 2009
A U-boat victim in the last year of WW1off Devon, this largely intact steamer provides an interesting challenge, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR:120 HMS Moldavia

Appeared in DIVER January 2009
Believe it or not, its Wreck Tours 10th birthday! Thats 120 tours and the recent book, with movies, interactive video games and Wreck Tour On Ice to follow (only kidding). Celebrating in ...

WRECKTOUR:119 The Glanmire

Appeared in DIVER December 2008
This big steamer wreck was built 120 years ago and gives many divers out of Berwickshire a lot of pleasure, says John Liddiard. Illustration by Max Ellis

WRECKTOUR: 118 The Caleb Sprague

Appeared ijn DIVER November 2008
The sinking of this British cargo vessel, sunk by German E-boats off Sussex in 1944, could have been prevented, but for extended-range divers it has plenty to offer, says John Liddiard. I...

WrRECKTOUR: 117The Benton Castle

Appeared in DIVER October 2008
He likes his armed trawlers, does John Liddiard, and this minesweeper wreck off South Devon makes a particularly good dive. Illustration by Max Ellis