Acheron HMS

Type of vessel - British Acasta class destroyer

How sunk – Struck a mine

Former names – None

Wreck height - 8m

While taking part in speed trials she is presumed to have struck a mine layed by the Luftwaffe. Only 19 men from her 215 crew survived.

The wreck lies in two parts approx a quarter of a mile apart. The bow sits vertically with the stern pointing towards the surface. The stern section sits upright, but a times is largely buried by shifting sands.

South Coast Ship Wrecks

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