Tabarka

Orkney Islands,UK

The steamship Pollux was laid down at Rijkee & Company in Rotterdam and 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 sunk as a "block ship" 23.March 1941. Three years later she was raised and scuttled again at her current position. The wreck rest today upside-down on a depth of 6 to 12 meter in Burra Sound.


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Dimensions:
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 )

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Picture: The wreck of Tabarka in 2010
From video by Drøbak Undervannsklubb

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Last updated: August 2019