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Colossus
Location  

Place Name: Southward Well Reef, Isles of Scilly

Lat / Long : 49 ° 55 ' 15 '' North - 6 ° 21' 2'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
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History
Sunk : 1798 Cause : Date Found :
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Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : unknown Condition : Unknown
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Access : unknown
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : Formerly an area within 300m radius of position 49 55' 15" N., 06 21' 02" W.. Chart
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The Colossus was a third rate store ship returning from the Mediterranean to England when she was wrecked in the Scilly Isles in 1798. The Colossus' cargo included the Sir William Hamilton's second collection of antique Etruscan figured vases. The site was relocated in August 1974 and a team under the direction of Roland Morris raised as many as 35,000 pottery fragments, now held in the British Museum. ADU designation: Original Designation Order (May 12, 1975; 1975 No 2; 1975/726) revoked (February 7, 1984; 1984 No. 2 Revocation) and is therefore no longer in force. ADU licences: No information available.

References :
Morris, R., 1979, HMS Colossus. London. ISBN 0-09-134660-6.
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Posted on : February 23, 2007
I booked a dive trip to the Scillys this summer, any info is very welcome. What about a very recent shpwreck(this week) with a lot of oilloss.

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Posted on : February 23, 2007
I have spent 6 weeks diving in the Scillies and I agree it is the BEST diving I have ever done. If you want an EXCELLENT skipper, try Tim Alsop - St Martin's Diving Services (advert in Diver). As for the colossus, I found two gun flints and two bottles last year.

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Posted on : February 23, 2007
I agree with Matt, this is the place to go diving in the UK. Tim Allsop is one of the friendliest skippers I've met in my first three years of diving. Exeter Uni have been going to the Scillies on and off now for 20 years!!!!!

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Posted on : February 23, 2007
Totally agree with Miss J. Cropper. The Scillys make for a great holiday and I understand there are about 900 wrecks in the area. If anyone asks you if you want to go don't even think twice! :-) I dived the "Brodfield" and it was EXCELLENT! Check out Mark Groves who is the local diving expert and a good guy to boot.

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