print dive site review | contribute site info / photo
Scuba Diving Bermuda
Dive Site: Pollockshields
Location: Elbow Beach, Bermuda
Description: Cargo steamer
Length: 98 metres (323 feet)
Depth: 5 - 9 metres (15 - 30 feet)
Visibility: 20 metres (65 feet)
The Pollockshields was built in 1890 in Hamburg, Germany and was originally called the Graecia. It was refitted in 1904 as a German naval supply ship for operations in the North Atlantic in the First World War. 10 years later it was captured by the HMS Argonaut. After recapture by the British government the steamer was finally renamed Pollockshields. Travelling from Cardiff, Wales the steamer ran into a squall on September 2nd 1915. Five days later the ship struck the nearshore reef at Elbow Beach and sank.
Do you have any comments on this dive site?
print dive site review | contribute site info / photo | top
Do you run a dive operation in this area?
Click here to find out more about being listed on this
page in dive site directory.