HMS Scylla


HMS Scylla was a Leander class frigate laid down at Devonport Royal Dockyard, and launched in August 1968. She did service for Royal Navy from 1970 to 1993 and was thereafter laid up in Portsmouth. Ten years later she was bought by The National Marine Aquarium and prepared to be sunk as the first artificial reef in Europe. In the afternoon 27. March 2004 she was sunk five hundred meter outside Whitsand Bay, southeast of Cornwall. The reef is called Scylla Reef today. The frigate rest today on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 25 meter.

Former names:
HMS Scylla
F 71
372,0 x 43,0 x 15,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2790 displ
Plymouth ( UK ) 1968
( UK )
N 500 19.64’ W 0040 .15.2’
( Source: Dive Scylla )

Picture: HMS Scylla in 1989
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Last updated: January 2021