Shipwrecks: Bell Island, Newfoundland

diving with Ocean Quest Adventures

Panoramic view from the Northern tip of Bell Island across Conception Bay: Bell Island Lighthouse at right

ore carrier Rose Castle (sunk November 2, 1942 by U-518)

open doorway into the ship's radio room (left); inside the radio room and the remains of the Marconi set (right)
Rose Castle's bow (left); anchor windlass (center); stern gun and platform (right, with Karen Flynn)
Two views of the ship's bow (diver is Karen Flynn)

 

ore carrier Lord Strathcona (sunk September 5, 1942 by U-513)

Lord Strathcona's stern gun (left w/ Karen Flynn); ship's steering gear beneath the gun plaform (right)>
Wooden decking still intact (left w/ Karen Flynn); Karen Flynn over the ship's heavily overgrown superstructure (center); Mike Powell examines the crow's nest on a fallen mast (right)

 

ore carrier PLM27 (sunk November 2, 1942 by U-518)

damaged superstructure on PLM27 (left w/ Mike Powell); Karen Flynn swims along the ship's deck and superstructure (right)
Starboard anchor hanging from ship's hawse pipe (left w/ Mike Powell); Mike Powell examines the wreckage of a lifeboat alongside the hull (center); deck scene (right, w/ Mike Powell)

 

ore carrier Saganaga (sunk September 5, 1942 by U-513)

Karen Flynn cruises along the desk of the ore carrier Saganaga (right and left)
Karen Flynn at the freighter's bow (left); a pair of anchors stowed on deck (center); Karen Flynn near a deck house (right)

 

Special thanks to Karen Flynn and Mike Powell for their much appreciated modeling efforts in the pictures above!!

 

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