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Calcium
Location  

Place Name: Liverpool Bay

Lat / Long : 53 ° 26 ' 8 '' North - 3 ° 30' 0'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : DECCA
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : Single screw steamship Built : 1918  
Shipyard : G. Brown, Greenock
Hull material : steel  
Dimensions
Size : 613 tonnes Length : 60 m Beam : 9.3 m
History
Sunk : 30/12/1940 Cause : mine Date Found :
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 9 m 11 m
Deck :
0 m 0 m
Bed : 14 m 17 m
Postition
Orientation : E Lying : Inverted Condition : Extensive breakup
Seabed Type : Sand
Artifacts : Not much but still one porthole
Wreck Owner
Owner : Originally owned by ICI (Alkali) Ltd.
Access : public
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : unknown
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
4 - hours 0 - minutes After - high water
General Information :
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'.

References :
Wrecks of Liverpool Bay by Chris Michael - see Underwater Bookshop
Link to More Info :
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Name : From a dive on : June 1995
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