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The SS Breda Ardmucknish Bay Benderloch Oban.

During the early years of WWII, German Heinkel bombers attacked the Breda. The Breda was a triple decked, steel steamer weighing 6,941 tonnes with an overall length of 402 feet.
Today the wreck of the Breda lies upright in Armucknish Bay North of Oban with her bow sitting in around 22 metres and her stern in around 30 metres of water. Much of the cargo she was laden with still lies nearby.
The Royal Navy wire-swept her in 1961 and this removed the bridge, funnel, mast and derricks.
The chassis of a lorry with a couple of tyres still in place can be found near hold number two.
It is possible to reach her decks at the bow in around nine metres depth. The wreck is frequently surrounded by shoals of fish and her hull is covered in anemones and dead mans fingers.

 

The Hispania Northern End Sound of Mull Tobermorry.

Carrying a cargo of rubber bales,steel and asbestos, the Hispania was headed out from Liverpool and was under steamon her way to the port of Varberg.
Seeking a safe weather passage, the Captain decided to head south through the Sound of Mull. In conditions consisting of poor visibility, driving rain and sleet, the Hispania ran aground on Sgier Mor near Tobermory.
The unforgiving rocks of the Sound of Mull sealed her fate and she can now be found lying upright on the bottom, in 32 metres of water.
Diving the Hispania is only possible at slack water due to the strong tidal currents experienced in that area of the Sound of Mull. 
Reaching the deck at a depth of around 15 metres, divers can tour the still very complete superstructure including the bridge and cabins. Many of the doors, handrails and companionways are still complete and a dive on this vessel will always be of interest to those interested in an abundance of sealife.

 

The Rondo Eileen Glas sound of Mull.

On 25th January 1935, the steamship Rondo ran aground on Dearg Sgeir one of the Green Isles found near Salen in the Sound of Mull.
The Rondo lies almost vertically, pointing downward with her bows being in around 50 metres of water. 
Her rudder can be reached in about 3 metres of water and her remains are a haven for sealife.

 

The Shuna Lochaline Isle of Mull.

Lying near the Morvern shore of the Sound of Mull in around 30 metres of water, the 800 tonne Shuna is the site for an interesting dive. Much of the wreck is no longer there due to souvenir hunters but a variety of sea creatures can still be found in and around the remnants of her hull.

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