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Tanker "Makkavei"
Tanker Makkavei, watch bell Depth: 106
Date of sinking: 1914

We managed to find out, that the ship was lost at 1914, while transporting a cargo of black oil. All crewmembers were rescued. The shipwreck is resting on the sea bottom; depths are varying between 98 and 106 meters. The wreck is in a nearly untapped condition. It’s standing nearly upright, with a slight list to starboard. It looks like the explosion point is in the starboard, close to the stern. There is a lot of debris around. There are nearly no mussels or seaweed on the wreck – but as is traditional for the Black Sea, quite a lot of silt. The ship is open for penetration – there are lots of points of entrée, and huge empty cargo hold, cabin, engine room are easily accessible.

"Crown Prince Aleksey" Russian Cargo Ship
Crown Prince Aleksey Russian Cargo Ship Depth: 52
Date of sinking: 1916

”Crown Prince Aleksey” went to the bottom on the 16th of June 1916. Reason of sinking is the collision with the mine that was placed by the Turkish (German) battle cruiser “Mdilli” (“Breslau”). Accordingly to the data, obtained from the hydrographic service, during the Soviet era there were several attempts to salvage this ship. Pontoons were put in place, and one still can be found at the bow of the shipwreck. The salvage was not completed for unknown reasons. As we can judge by the finds, the main cargo consisted of sacks of flour and bottles of Champaign wine. Some plates, decorated with the Romanoff’s coat of arms can be found. Depth at the sea bottom is 52 meters. The elevation is 6 meters. The shipwreck is situated at the Tarkhankut cape.

UJ-102 Anti Submarine Vessel
UJ-102 Anti Submarine Vessel Depth: 20
Date of sinking: 1943

This anti submarine vessel sank on the 15th of December 1943. The reason is unknown. Fifty-three souls (all crew) were lost.

"Varna" German Cargo Ship
Varna German Cargo Ship Depth: 56
Date of sinking: 1943

The hull and superstructure of this German cargo ship are still in good shape. The shallowest point of the wreck (top of the mast) is at 32 meters. A cargo of timber can be found in one of the holds. Second cargo hold surprised us with cargo of barrels (40 to 400 liters) – that looked a lot like wine ones. At the bow and the top of the deck cabin two-barreled anti-aircraft guns can be found. The most damaged part of the shipwreck is its stern. The stern itself is torn off, and can be found at a short distance away from the wreck. The elevation above the sea bottom is 10 meters.

"Volga – Don" German Cargo Ship
Volga – Don German Cargo Ship Depth: 30
Date of sinking: 1943

For now it is the biggest and most undamaged shipwreck, available for divers. It stands upright, stern section is missing. All cargo holds are open, and the remains of the ships cargo – cassettes of aircraft bombs - can be found there. Gun can be seen at the foredeck. As you penetrate the wreck, under the silt, you can find fragments of tableware. The elevation above the bottom is 6 to 8 meters. Visibility is simply great (for the Black Sea at least). Current can be encountered at depth of 3 or 4 meters.

"Santa Fe" German Cargo Ship
Santa Fe German Cargo Ship Depth: 20
Date of sinking: 1943

While sailing from South America to Germany, on the 3rd of October, 1939, was captured by French military vessels, and renamed to “Saint Andre”. During the occupation of the southern France by German forces, was re-captured and old name was returned. In 1943 was sent to the Black Sea.

"Agnes Blakie" Sailing Ship
Agnes Blakie Sailing Ship Depth: 84
Date of sinking: 1855

For many years this objects was marked on all navigation charts as “Unknown Shipwreck”. In August 2003 united search team of two dive-centers – “Frigate” and “Aquamarine” - used a side view sonar to check the coordinates, locate the wreck and document its shape. The depth, accordingly to sonar, was 84 meters. On the 18th of September Anatoly Kapnin (“Aquamarine”) and Mikhail Falkovskiy (“Frigate”) completed a trimix dive, using a preset up line. They spent 9 minutes at the wreck, and described it as a wooden sailing ship.

"Lenin" Soviet Steamer (ex – "Simbirsk")
Lenin Soviet Steamer Depth: 96
Date of sinking: 1941

This steamer was leading a convoy of different vessels. It sank on the 27th of July 1941 near cape Sarich, at the Black Sea. Nine hundred people died

"Ignaty Prokhorov" Russian Steamer
Ignaty Prokhorov Russian Steamer Depth: 90
Date of sinking: 1918

This steamer was previously known as "Wearmounth". It was build in 1886, in England, at “Stand Slipway Co.” shipyard. The first owner were «Ferwick & Co.”. This steamer displaced 1265 (1369) tons. The approximate length is 70 meters.

"Scat" submarine
Skat Submarine Depth: 70
Date of sinking: 1919

As it is known from historical sources on retreating from the Crimea English and French troops scuttled 13 submarines of the Russian Empire's Black Sea Fleet in the Sevastopol roadstead which happened on 22-29 April 1919. These were the Karp, Krab, Kit, Kashalot, Narval, AG-21, Gagara, Orlan, Nalim, Losos', Sudak, Skat and Karas'. Moreover the stern section of the submarine Kambala also remained on the bottom after her bow had been immediately raised after her loss in 1909.





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