The Nimrod Wreck

The Nimrod paddle-steamer was from Ireland. She was 583 tons, 24 metres in length and sank in 1860.

She lies NE of St Davids head in between 18mtr and 32mtr depth. It is an interesting wreck split into three sections.

Forty five people were killed, unable to climb the cliffs to safety. The Captain had previously declined help from a passing ship, thinking she would be able to cope. The wreckage is quite widespread, and very interesting.

The anchor lies at 20m and the chain leads down to 30m. The middle section is at 35m. Two boilers are still standing. Willow pattern dinner plates, grind stones, broaches and brass port holes have been found.

In July 1998 some silver spoons and decanters not far from the deeper section of the vessel.

Lat & Long: 51 54 36N 05 17 54W

For a full overview of the wreck please see the link here;

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Published by Mark Lewis Adventures

I am a passionate adventurer, loving being in the mountains walking, climbing, scrambling as much as I love being under the water exploring shipwrecks, mines and caverns, or in search of treasure in the depths. My real passion lies in combining mountains and water and as such you’ll often find me either in the mountains altitude diving, or in the mountains ice diving. Both exhilarating and peaceful – allowing me to regenerate the inner me, whilst pushing myself physically and mentally.

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