Type: 666 ton Hull steam trawler.
Picture: To Follow
Wreck Information: The James Barrie sank in 1969 She is intact and lies on her starboard side. Because its a tidal area the viz here is usually 20m+ The James Barrie is a small wreck so take your time and look at all of the wreck. You can enter the wheelhouse but watch out for the oil leaking from the fuel tank.
Harbour / slip: Stromness
Travel directions: Northlinkferries 0845 6000 449. Photographic ID is required on the ferry now
Parking: In the car park opposite to the ferry car entrance.
Distance from harbour: Miles from Stromness
Lat / Long: N58.81266 W3.03733 South of Hoxa off Muckle Skerry Google
Tides: Tide tables
DiveBoat: The Karin Jean Elaine Sharon Rose Sunrise Gaelic Rose Invincible
Dive Shop: Scapascuba
Accommodation: Polrudden guest house Orkney Islands Tourist Board, 01856872856, VisitOrkney
Suggested experience: Master diver/Trimix
Other comments: Thick oil collects on the inside of the wreckand if you get it on your dive kit its not easy to remove it. Take DSMB in caseyou stay to long as you can travel a good distance doing your safety or decostops. Must be dived slack water.
Pub: The Ferry Inn & FlattiesBar
Created by: John Nicolson
Thanks To: The Karin
Underwater photos: By Paul W Utube
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