Akka Wreck


Water
Sea (Salt water)
Features
Wreck
Depth
30 m (avg)
40 m (max)
Diver Level
Technical Only
Dive Seven users have labelled this site as technical which means the site features depths beyond the typical recreational scuba diving limits of 40m/130ft and/or overhead environments. Specialized training and procedures are required in such cases.

The Akka is a 133m/440ft cargo ship that was built in Gothenburg, Sweden in July 1942.

She sank at this location after her steering failed. The engines were cut, but momentum carried her onto the Ganton Rocks in the Firth of Clyde, ripping the hull open. She keeled over and sank within four minutes. Three crew sank with her, three died later, and 27 survived.

Diving depth ranges from 16m/50ft to 24m/80ft. Visibility can be poor, so a good light is recommended. There cargo holds are devoid of interesting items as she was carrying iron ore at the time.

Some penetration is possible.

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