Black Hawk (Bow)

Black Hawk (Bow)  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 35
Max. depth: 18 (M)
Trip Time: 4H :00M

Type of vessel - Liberty Cargo ship

How sunk – Torpedoed

Former names – None

Wreck height - 3m


The 7,191 ton US Liberty ship was travelling as part of the convoy TBC 21. She was torpeded by German submarine U-772. Only 4 of her 41 crew were injured in the blast (one later died). The Black Hawk was abandoned, and the surviors taken on board the British corvette ‘HMS Dahlia’. The wreck now lies in 2 pieces. One south of Portland Bill and the other in Warboro bay.