Le Prophète

Steam-powered schooner near Saint-Tropez

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43° 09.50' N, 6° 37.82' E
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Data & Description

Rating¹:
good

Difficulty²:
advanced diver

Type of vessel:
Steam-powered schooner

Port of registry:
France

Last cargo:
Grain

Launched:
March 10th 1853

Sunk:
1860

Reason sunk:
shipwrecked

Position:
Cap Lardier

Minimum depth:
30 meters

Maximum depth:
34 meters

Local dive center:
European Diving School

Route planner:
Google Maps

Weather:

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Das Wetter für
Saint-Tropez

 

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Description dive spot:
Of course, only remnants of the Prophète are left over 145 years after their demise. The most impressive is, of course, the huge steam boiler and the well 5 meters diameter flywheel. The wheel is still connected to the axle and the eccentric disc. Despite the long time in salt water, the mechanics are still recognizable. The outer planks are broken and are now scattered around the wreck in the sand. Only the remains of the ribs and parts of the floor covering are still clearly visible.
The small gap between the bottom and the planks offers protection to numerous congers that can often be found here.

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

Last content update:
2007/02/20

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