Tabarka

Orkney Islands,Europe

The steamship Pollux was laid down at Rijkee & Company in Rotterdam, and was launched in 1909. She was sold to a French company in 1931 and renamed Tabarka. After the outbreak of world war two she was requisitioned by Royal Navy and sailed up to Scapa Flow. There she was deliberately scuttled as a block ship 23. March 1941. Three years later she was re-floated and scuttled again at her current position. The wreck rest today upside down on a depth of approximately 6 to 12 meter in Burra Sound.


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Tabarka
Pollux
99,6 x 13,4 x 5,7 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2624 grt
Rotterdam ( NL ) 1909
London ( UK )
58.55.56 N 03.18.80 W
( Source: Scapa Flow wrecks )

Last updated: August 2019