Princess Royal

SS Princess Royal –  50:19:425N – 05:20:051W

The SS Princess Royal was built by Caledon Shipbuilding in Dundee in 1912. The vessel was a British passenger steamer of 1986 tons. Whilst on a voyage from Swansea to le Havre in May 1918 she was sunk by a torpedo launched from U-101. She lies in 38m of water and about 3 miles north of St Agnes Head, Cornwall.

The Princess Royal is an excellent dive. The wreck is pretty well upright and although the superstructure has eroded over the years the main components of the vessel can be easily traced by the diver. The sea bed is a light sand and visibility is often very good. The best rib launch is from Hayle.