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Dive the Scylla - Weekend of 10th / 11th July/
£95 per person gets you 2 dives per day and 2 night's bed and breakfast.
The boat will be "Furious" a large and comfortable Lochin 38 with a stern
lift.  Just a few places remain.  A £30 deposit will secure your place.

Available dives will be chosen by majority vote.  It is hoped that we will
be able to dive the Scylla at least once.  All dives will be suitable for
BS-AC Sport / PADI AOW and above.  Contact either Roger
([email protected]) or Vic ([email protected]).  

HMS Scylla - F71 - A Brief History

A Royal Navy "Leander" class Frigate (Type 12 Improved) built at Devonport
Naval Dockyard, launched 8th Aug 1968 and commissioned 12th Feb 1970.  

On January 23rd 1973 Scylla collided with the Torpoint Chain Ferry at
Plymouth.  She embarked on a 'Cod War' Fishery Protection Patrol the
following May and was rammed by the Icelandic Gunboat Aegir on June 7th.  

On June 24th 1974 Scylla arrived at Possession Island to commemorate the
200th anniversary of Captain James Cook's original landing.  She undertook
more 'Cod War' patrols between 1975 and 1976 and in 1977 she attended the
Silver Jubilee Fleet Review.  In August 1980 she dispatched emergency relief
teams to the hurricane stricken island Cayman Brac.  

Scylla underwent Exocet modernisation between 1980 and 1984.  She was
retired from service in 1994 and laid up in Fareham Creek, Portsmouth
Harbour.  Scylla was the last warship built in Plymouth at the Devonport
Naval Dockyard.  

In the 1990s it was proposed that Scylla be sunk to form an artificial reef
off the Cornish coast.  On Saturday 27th March 2004 she was sunk in Whitsand
Bay not far from the wreck of the James Egan Lane and started her new role
as an artificial reef and dive attraction.  

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