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Old 21-February-2007, 02:20 PM
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Rinovia

Name(s): Rinovia
Depth: 58m
Location(Plymouth/Falmouth/Egypt etc): Falmouth
Type(wreck/reef/hole): Wreck
Description: Trawler converted to a minesweeper, sunk by a mine! Quite intact and upright with several nets draped over it.

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Marks(LatLong/GPS): Falmouth Bay

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Old 22-March-2007, 12:13 PM
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I've only ever dived the Rinovia on air - and I was off my tits so I wouldn't mind going back and diving it on trimix later in the year.

I've seen the bell off it recently too.
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Sister Ship to the Rinovia, photo copied off Mr Pound some years back.
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Old 29-March-2007, 02:59 PM
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BLAKKUR. ON 162861.
Steel screw steamer ( fishing trawler)
Launched 27th August 1931 , as Yard No 566, by Cook Welton & Gemmell,
Beverley.
Completed 6th October 1931.
403 GRT.
142.7ft L, 25.1ft B, 14.1 D.
Triple expansion steam engine and one single ended boiler operating at 210
lbs/sqin pressure supplied by Amos & Smith Ltd., Hull. Service speed 11
knots.
Fitted with electricity and wireless.
One deck.
Owners : Rinovia Steam Fishing Co., Ltd., ( J.G. Little managers.) Fish
Docks, Grimsby
Port of Registry : Grimsby. Fishing No GY 378.

1939. February. RINOVIA . Same owners.
31st August . Requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as a minesweeper
1940. September. Ran aground off Dartmouth. Refloated with minor damage.
2nd November. Sunk by mine of Falmouth Bay. 2.9 miles off St Anthony Light.
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Old 29-March-2007, 03:01 PM
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GPS marks anyone?
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Photo of Blakkur/Rinovia before conversion to M/S

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GPS marks anyone?
yes thankyou.
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Old 29-March-2007, 08:51 PM
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Rinovia can be found at:

50 05 839 N
004 56 990 W


Enjoy diving it.
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Lots of nets on the stern, beware!
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