On the morning of November 2, 1942, the SS Rose Castle was anchored off Bell Island, Conception Bay, Newfoundland waiting with other ore carrier merchant ships to sail with convoy WB-9. The SS Rose Castle was to carry iron ore from the mines on Bell Island across the Atlantic.At 7:00 am the German uboat, U-518 under the command of Friedrich-Wilhelm Wissmannfired, fired torpedoes at the anchored ore carriers. The SS Rose Castle and PLM-27, a steam merchant carrier, were hit and both ships were lost. Twenty-two crew and one gunner from the SS Rose Castle were lost. Seventeen crew and 2 gunners were rescued by Canadian motor launches. Seven crew from PLM-27 were lost; thirty-five crew and six gunners were able to swim to shore.
Join Aquasub for a week of wreck diving on the Rose Castle, PLM, as well as the Saganaga and the Lord Strathcona. Four causualties of German submarine attacks in Conception Bay during World War II.
All of the dives are shallow enough for advanced recreational divers and yet offer spectacular oppourtunities for technical divers to explore a little deeper and longer.
Technical diver training is also available on this trip!
This trip package includes:
All rooms are double occupancy. You can bring your own roommate or we will find you one.
The trip package, priced at $3049 includes everything but your flight to St. Johns.
Space is strictly limited and you can secure your space with a deposit of $500.
The second installment payment of $500 is due on September 15th, 2020.
The third installment payment of $1000 is due on January 15th, 2021.
The final payment of $1445.37 is due on April 15th, 2021. (The final installment includes the HST for the full trip.)
Thinking about getting trained for techincal diving? Conception Bay is a GREAT place to complete your tec dives. We have limited spots for Tec 40 and Tec 45 training available. Give us a call if you want more information on what experience and equipment you might need to become a tech diver on this trip!
|Start Date||Course Type||Max. Places||Places Available||Price|
|10 Jul 2021||TEC 40||3||3||CA$ 1000.00|
|10 Jul 2021||TEC 45||3||3||CA$ 1000.00|
|Destination||Start Date||End Date||Max. Places||Places Available||Price|
|Newfoundland||Saturday 10 Jul 2021||Saturday 17 Jul 2021||13||12||CA$ 3049.00|
Staff: Tyler Caughill