Welcome to Deeper Dorset

Deeper Dorset is a captivating online platform that delves into the rich maritime history of Dorset, England. The website is passionately run by Grahame Knott, a former Dive charter skipper with four decades of experience exploring shipwrecks in the English Channel. Grahame’s knowledge of the subject matter is showcased through the meticulously researched articles, vivid imagery, and enthralling stories of lost vessels that are chronicled on the website. Whether you are a seasoned maritime enthusiast or a curious newcomer to the world of underwater exploration, Deeper Dorset is a fascinating resource that offers a window into the captivating world of shipwrecks and aircraft lost at sea..

The sole reason I started diving was for the adventure and I soon realised the adventure didn’t have to stop back on dry land as I became more and more fascinated by Dorset’s rich maritime history. Grahame Knott

Latest Wreck Updates

  • ROMSDALEN

    Armed British Steamship – Captain Weatherall. [57M] – (Dive Dorset: 65 p61: GPS; 50 23.22N; 02 40.06W.) Torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine U-84, 10 miles SW Portland Bill. Cargo …
  • PERGO

    Sailing Motor Vessel – Collided with M V ZANZIBAR. Bell recovered around turn of the century, laying upright in fifty eight metres  and reasonably intact with damage along the Portside …
  • MARIE REINE

    The Marie Reine was a French Barque wrecked on the Chesil Beach, Portland on the 24th January, 1875. The details of this tragic event were recorded in The Penny Illustrated …
  • SIMLA

    Large Sailing Ship – Captain R. Nicholson. General Cargo. 15 miles S by W Anvil Point, Swanage. LARN sank following a collision with the CITY OF LUCKNOW of Glasgow. Refs. …
  • BLACK HAWK

      The bow section of the Black Hawk was towed into Worbarrow bay and beached after the stern section broke off and sank off Portland Bill. Many years later the …
  • PEGGY

    (LARN) – Off Portland. Bound from New England for London. Cargo, Whale Oil, Mahogany and Gold Coins. She was wrecked against the shingle bank creating a local gold rush. Local …
  • MARGUERITA

        FEARS for the crew of a fishing smack, which was smashed to pieces off Portland Bill in the gale yesterday, were intensified Coastguards found the body of a middle-aged …
  • SECURITY

    Tug – (LARN) Capsized and sank in 30 metres, 12 miles E of Anvil Point. Swanage life boat THOMAS MARKBY rescued the crew. Ref. Western Morning News: 06/12/1946.
  • JEANNE SS

      Cargo COAL. Torpedoed by German Submarine U-37. Captain Jonathon Macinnes. 7 crew lost. The wreck has been identified by the maker’s plate but as yet no bell has been …
  • APARIMA

    Armed Steamship [42M] – Captain J. G. S. Doorley. (Detail in LARN) Torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine UB-40. 6 miles S by W of Anvil Point. (Clarke: GPS; 50. …