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Latitude: 49° 58.571' N
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From Weymouth harbor.
How? By boat
Distance Long boat time (> 30min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Alternative name Steamship Illinois, American Dream
Average depth 60.0 m / 196.9 ft
Max depth 68.0 m / 223.1 ft
Current Don't know
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Great
The USS Illinois was a tanker (steamship) built in 1903, sunk by the German submarine UC-21 on March 18th, 1917. This is one of the best wrecks in the UK, as it lies upright and has not been broken in two. British explorer Leigh Bishop and Bob Hughes (www.deepimage.co.uk) have explored it extensively and recovered the bell a few years after the discovery of the wreck in 1989.
Depth: 68m to seabed, 55 to decks, 50 to bridge
Displacement: 5,225 tons
Location: 49o58'30.9"N 2o20'12.4"W WGS84
Exact coordinates: WGS84: 49°58.571'N,02°20.081'W (shot-line, stern)
By Anonymous , 20-10-2005
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