Part of the mainconstruction of the H.M.S. Defence.
Lost fishingnet are commonly found on the North Sea wrecks.
A piece of chain, surrounded by other pieces from the wreck.
29th. of Oct. 2002
two British ships of the Line, H.M.S. St. George and Defence,
stranded and totally wrecked by Torsminde, right of the Westjutland
Coast, 24th. of December, 1811.
The biggest stranding in history was a reallity. The loses counted
about 1300 men. Only 17 made it alive to the beach.
These events always made a big impression at the local people
and is never forgotten.
Museeum, of stranded ships, in Torsminde, is built
above thousands of objects from H.M.S. St. George and Defence,
found by the professional diver, Gert
and his divingteam. A fantastic collection you simply just have
to visit, if you have just a small interest in ships and their
The exhibition also contains founds from other famous shipwrecks.
The wreck of H.M.S. Defence has not been payed as much attention
as the wreck of H.M.S. St.George, since H.M.S. St. George was
almost completely intact, when found, compared to the wreck of
H.M.S. Defence, that is completely crashed.
The wreck of H.M.S. Defence is located at only 5-8 meters of water,
but the visibility is mostly very poor, because of the hard waves
from the North Sea. On quiet days or when the wind is coming from
the east, an underwater photographer can be lucky to get some
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