SS Betsy Anna

Betsy Anna Was An 880 Tonne Steel Steamer

Built On The Banks Of The River Tyne In 1892


She Struck Prawle Point In Devon In October 1926 But Was Re-Floated And Taken Under Tow Towards Cowes, On The Isle Of Wight, For Major Repairs. She Sank, In Her Current Position, After Beginning To Take On Water And Breaking Her Tow. She Is Lying Upright In 24m Of Water, Approximately 5 Miles East Of Swanage. The Top Of The Bow Section, In Around 18 Metres As The Bow Collapsed Backwards, So Now Stands 4m High Pointing Upwards.

Qualification: Advanced Open Water and SMB or Equivalent.