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Taunton

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Turn of the century Danish cargo steamer that fell victim to our tricky reefs sank on November 24, 1920. The 69-meter / 228-foot, steel-hull vessel was built in Copenhagen in 1902. She featured a powerful triple expansion steam engine. She was carrying a cargo of coal when she encountered a misty fog. The captain posted a lookout, but still the ill-fated vessel ran aground in the Northeast Breakers. She now lies in 3-12M / 10-40FT of water with her bow, steam engine and boilers still visible. The Taunton is a favourite shallow water dive and quite a photogenic wreck, as her bow comes within 3M / 10FT of the surface.

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