Inganess Bay

British Virgin Islands,Caribbean

Regulus was a coastal freighter laid down by Unie Scheepsbouw in Groningen, and was launched in 1950 for the Dutch company Slobben & Hoving N.V. She changed name and owners several times before she ended up sailing for Hugh Bailey as Inganess Bay in 1987. Under the hurricane Bertha she drifted and ran aground at Road harbor 8.July 1996, but was re-floated and towed out to Copper Island where she scuttled as an artificial reef by the British Virgin Islands Divers Association 16. August 1996.  The wreck rest today south of Copper Island on a depth of 20 to 28 meter resting on her keel like a classic Donald Duck wreck.

Former names:
Inganess Bay Regulus, Weisser Greif, Traly
44,2 x 7,4 x 2,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
298 grt
Groningen ( NL ) 1950
St. Johns ( AG )

Picture: Inganess Bay
Courtesy of John Scott

Last updated: November 2020