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Calcium

 | By Seamus on 5/8/2011 1:36:20 AM | Views (122)
Type : Single screw steamship
Built : 1918
Hull material : steel

Size : 613 tonnes
Length : 60 m
Beam : 9.3 m

Sunk : 30/12/1940
Cause : mine

Depth
Shallowest Deepest
Top : 9 m 11 m
Deck : 0 m 0 m
Bed : 14 m 17 m

Orientation : E
Lying : Inverted
Condition : Extensive breakup
Seabed Type : Sand
Artifacts : Not much but still one porthole

Access : public
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
4 - hours 0 - minutes After - high water

Small Boat Launching : New Brighton Boat charter from Liverpool Marina, time to site 100 mins
Notes :
Built 1918 by G.Brown of Greenock, 180'x 28'x 11'. Single boiler, triple-compound engine & owned by
ICI(Alkali)Ltd. She struck a mine en-route Fleetwood to Llandulas in ballast. Sister ship Sodium took her
in tow but Calcium was stern-down and filling and eventually sank. One casualty of the 9 man crew. Dive
details: 15mts to seabed, 9mts to top of wreck. Wreck lies east-west with th e bows to the east and the
hull is upside down. The single boiler and engine components can be seen near to a group of high
rib-girders near to the stern. Bow section is fairly intact and upside down. A large hole is near to the
bows and makes an interesting 'swim-through'.

Structure Information

Calcium is a fishing spot. A shipwreck or wreckage from a sunken vessel is located at this spot.

This fishing spot was added to the database on 5/8/2011 1:36:20 AM by Seamus and last updated on 5/8/2011 1:36:20 AM.


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