Type: Motor torpedo boat
Wreck Information: The famous Motor torpedo boat in Loch Striven. At the end of the war a number of these vessels were sunk in live fire exercises. She has double-diagonal woodwork and was fitted with brass portholes and fittings although there are none left.
Harbour / slip: RIBs can be launched from the nearby marina at Inverkip. You can also hire a mooring to save on launching and retrieving your boat every day. Contact Tel. 01475 521 485 or look them up on the web at: Inverkip marina.
Parking directions: In inverkip marina or if you launch from Largs.... . Google
Distance from harbour: From Inverkip its a twenty minute 20.5 km RIB ride to the wreck. Or you can launch at no cost from the RNLI slip at Largs which is a twenty minute 19.5 km RIB ride to the wreck
Lat & Long: 55.55.427N / 05.03.507
Diveboat: Flying eagle Black magic
Accommodation: To Follow
Suggested experience: Experianced master diver
Other comments: Deep, dark, silty there are two wrecks divable from the shore in shallow water The first wreck is north of the point (think 14m) and the second is just south in 12m
Pub: Inverkip marina
Created by: John Nicolson
Dive Report: Budgy, Jan 07 I dived the MTB boat in 98 or 99 from Ayr's rib. I think Ayr club were some of the first on it, in those days many old divers had tool set weight belts for wreck dismantling. In Loch Striven there is quite a difference in the vis depending on the tide, Loch Striven is best dived on an outgoing tide. Three of us attempted to do the MTB from the shore at the end of June last year. We missed the wreck but found Caroline. I've enjoyed diving at Brackley point.
Dive Report: Donal, Jan 07 The transits are in Moirs book. I think and sometimes the Clutha leaves a shot on it.....it'd be a very difficult dive from shore methinks ....deffo not a single cyl job......best dive I've had in the Clyde is the 42m one....decking all in place and even a porthole left at the time.