Poole Fisher

Poole Fisher  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 50
Max. depth: 40 (M)
Trip Time: 5H :30M

Max Depth - 40m
Tonnage - 1028
Length - 66m
Date sunk - 06 Nov 1979
Type of vessel - Motor vessel
How sunk – Foundered
Former names – None
Wreck height - 6m

Travelling from Hamburg for Runcorn with a cargo of potash the ‘Poole Fisher’ foundered in heavy seas. Only 2 of her 15 crew survived, clutching onto a baulk of timber in just their T-shirts. They were rescued by the Lee on Solent Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter.

The wreck now lies upside down, with her bows broken.