The Peronne was a french cable layer, torpedoes in 1917 and now laying in 34m of water 5miles SE of Berry Head. She is a stunning dive when the conditions are good!

Dive Site Name: Peronne (AKA Perrone)     Dive Type: Wreck Dive

Max Depth Seabed: 34m             Depth to top of Wreck: 28m  

Approximate Position:  50.28.14N 003.22.47W

Tonnage: 3343 tonnes    Length: 320Ft       Cargo: 

Date Lost: 01/09/1917      How Lost: Torpedoed UC-65

Minimum Qualification: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, with experience / Deep Diver  (Or Equivilent)Francois Arago prior to rename as Peronne

A French cable layer heading to Le Havre. She is broken in midships and lies doglegged on the sea bed. Intact portholes still exist. An atmospheric dive. We have maps on Seaquest of this wreck drawn by Richard Clarke www.divesouthdevon.com {mosimage}

The Peronne was built in Sunderland in1882 and originally named the CS Westmeath in 1903 she was sold to a Frenc company and renamed the Francois Arago and finally sold out of the cable laying industry in 1914 and renamed the Peronne sometimes spelt Perrone. To see her working history take a look here http://atlantic-cable.com/Cableships/Westmeath/ 

Westmeath renamed Peronne

 

 

 


    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further Information:

http://www.uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/4747.html

http://atlantic-cable.com/Cableships/Westmeath/

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?139334

www.divesouthdevon.com

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