SS Fluent

Fluent SS was a 3,569 ton British Cargo Steamer.

built in 1911.

On the 20th July 1917 when on route from New York for London she was torpedoed by German submarine UC-65 and sunk. All 29 crew escaped.

It’s a Large wreck, more or less upright. Gun at the stern. Three boilers and a cargo forward of what look like shells - they are in fact steel billets. Lies off the Isle of Wight, English Channel in 42 metres.

She leans slightly over and has collapsed to starboard.  The 3 large boilers are the most prominent and are the highest parts of the wreck.

Qualification: Advanced Open Water with Deep Speciality and DSMB or Equivalent.