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S.S. Rose Castle - Canada

S.S. Rose Castle is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in St. John’s, NL, Canada. This dive site has an average rating of 5.00 out of 5 from 1 scuba divers. The average visibility is 36-40ft/11-12m.

47.36N, 52.58W

At 07.03 and 07.06 hours on 2 Nov, 1942, U-518 fired two bow torpedoes and one stern torpedo at ore ships at anchor off Bell Island, Conception Bay, waiting to sail with convoy WB-9. The U-boat reported the sinking of three ore carriers, but two torpedoes sank the Rose Castle and one the P.L.M. 27.

22 crew members and one gunner from the Rose Castle (Master Walter J. MacDonald) were lost. The master, 17 crew members and two gunners were rescued by Canadian Fairmile motor launches.

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JMH115 - 9/24/2018 3:26 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/24/2018. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.