Most vertical wreck
Last updated: November 13, 2017 at 3:33 am
HMS Victoria, a Victoria class battleship of the Royal Navy, sank off Lebanon in 1893 after a collision with another warship. The wreck was discovered in 2004 at a depth of 150 m (492 ft) by Christian Francis of Lebanon Divers. The latter 1/3 of the wreck stands vertical as a result of its massive deck gun which buried the bow into the mud.
The Rusalka (Mermaid), a 62 m (204 ft) ironclad monitor of the Imperial Russian Navy, sank in the Gulf of Finland in 1893. It was discovered by sonar standing vertically in 2003.
Hough, Richard. Admirals in Collision. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1959.
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