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 RMS Athens Wreck

South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 53.966' S
Longitude: 18° 24.36' E

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English (Translate this text in English): The wreck can be accessed from Green Point which is half way between the Cape Town CBD and Sea Point.

English (Translate this text in English): The wreck can be accessed from Green Point which is half way between the Cape Town CBD and Sea Point.

The wreck can be accessed from Green Point which is half way between the Cape Town CBD and Sea Point.

English (Translate this text in English): The wreck can be accessed from Green Point which is half way between the Cape Town CBD and Sea Point.

English (Translate this text in English): The wreck can be accessed from Green Point which is half way between the Cape Town CBD and Sea Point.

English (Translate this text in English): The wreck can be accessed from Green Point which is half way between the Cape Town CBD and Sea Point.

English (Translate this text in English): The wreck can be accessed from Green Point which is half way between the Cape Town CBD and Sea Point.

English (Translate this text in English): The wreck can be accessed from Green Point which is half way between the Cape Town CBD and Sea Point.

English (Translate this text in English): The wreck can be accessed from Green Point which is half way between the Cape Town CBD and Sea Point.

How? From shore

Distance Instant access

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 5.0 m / 16.4 ft

Max depth 7.0 m / 23 ft

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Good

Experience CMAS * / OW

Bio interest Poor

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Dive type

- Wreck

Dive site activities

- Photography

Dangers

- Current
- Dangerous species
- Boat trafic
- Nets

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): The RMS Athens was mercilessly thrown against the rocks near Mouille Point in the famous Cape Town Great Gale on the 17th May 1865. All 30 crew members tragically lost their lives in the gale storm. Along with this wreck, 14 other ships either ran aground or suffered damage, although no other lives were lost.

English (Translate this text in English): The RMS Athens was mercilessly thrown against the rocks near Mouille Point in the famous Cape Town Great Gale on the 17th May 1865. All 30 crew members tragically lost their lives in the gale storm. Along with this wreck, 14 other ships either ran aground or suffered damage, although no other lives were lost.

The RMS Athens was mercilessly thrown against the rocks near Mouille Point in the famous Cape Town Great Gale on the 17th May 1865. All 30 crew members tragically lost their lives in the gale storm. Along with this wreck, 14 other ships either ran aground or suffered damage, although no other lives were lost.

English (Translate this text in English): The RMS Athens was mercilessly thrown against the rocks near Mouille Point in the famous Cape Town Great Gale on the 17th May 1865. All 30 crew members tragically lost their lives in the gale storm. Along with this wreck, 14 other ships either ran aground or suffered damage, although no other lives were lost.

English (Translate this text in English): The RMS Athens was mercilessly thrown against the rocks near Mouille Point in the famous Cape Town Great Gale on the 17th May 1865. All 30 crew members tragically lost their lives in the gale storm. Along with this wreck, 14 other ships either ran aground or suffered damage, although no other lives were lost.

English (Translate this text in English): The RMS Athens was mercilessly thrown against the rocks near Mouille Point in the famous Cape Town Great Gale on the 17th May 1865. All 30 crew members tragically lost their lives in the gale storm. Along with this wreck, 14 other ships either ran aground or suffered damage, although no other lives were lost.

English (Translate this text in English): The RMS Athens was mercilessly thrown against the rocks near Mouille Point in the famous Cape Town Great Gale on the 17th May 1865. All 30 crew members tragically lost their lives in the gale storm. Along with this wreck, 14 other ships either ran aground or suffered damage, although no other lives were lost.

English (Translate this text in English): The RMS Athens was mercilessly thrown against the rocks near Mouille Point in the famous Cape Town Great Gale on the 17th May 1865. All 30 crew members tragically lost their lives in the gale storm. Along with this wreck, 14 other ships either ran aground or suffered damage, although no other lives were lost.

English (Translate this text in English): The RMS Athens was mercilessly thrown against the rocks near Mouille Point in the famous Cape Town Great Gale on the 17th May 1865. All 30 crew members tragically lost their lives in the gale storm. Along with this wreck, 14 other ships either ran aground or suffered damage, although no other lives were lost.

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