The Mohegan (Wreck Dive)


The Mohegan sank on 14th October 1898, after the Captain somehow veered off course from the shipping lanes into the shallow, treacherous waters of the Manacles. Passengers on board commented how close the Cornish coast seemed to the ship. In the dark, the liner hit Vase Rock losing its rudder, then impacted into the Voices on the starboard side and rapidly began to sink. The lifeboats proved difficult to launch as the ship began to list, and one capsized. Despite a rapid launch of the Charlotte lifeboat from nearby Porthoustock, the collision claimed 106 lives.

The full story can be found on Dive Site Directory.

Depth: 25 – 28 metres

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