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Scuba Diving Southwest Coast of England, UK, Europe

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Dive Site: HMS Montagu

Location: 51°09.57N; 04°40.40W (Lundy Island, North Devon)

Description: 14,000-ton battleship

Depth: 5 - 15 metres (15 - 50 feet)

Visibility: 5 - 15 metres (15 - 50 feet)

Rating: ****

The HMS Montagu was built in 1901 as the Montague and renamed to the HMS Montagu in the same year. It sank 29th May 1906 by running aground in fog on Shutter Reef, Lundy Island. Massive efforts to re-float her failed. Six months of salvage work followed. The wreck is now scattered and broken, but 2m high piles of armour plate are still there amid kelp. Beware live 12 inch shells within the wreckage.

Jason Till, BSAC Sports Diver



Does the Montagu still have its Anchors? I have recorded one as part of an archaeological watching brief in Newlyn Harbour which reportedly comes from a battleship near Lundy. Any information gratefully received.

Ian Higgins, PADI Assistant Instructor



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