Largest diveable liner
Last updated: September 30, 2017 at 19:49 pm
HMHS Britannic – 259.68 m x 28.65 m (852 ft x 94 ft). At 48,158 tons, Britannic was also the largest British Merchant Service war loss. On November 21, 1916, the Britannic cruised into a German mine field in the Zea Channel off Greece. It sank to a depth of 122 m (400 ft) after hitting a mine with a loss of 30 out of 1,062 crew and medical staff. The wreck was first explored on scuba by Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1976 after surveying the wreck with side-scan sonar in November 1975.
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