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HMS SCYLLA

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  P 71
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A submerged former Royal Navy frigate which was purchased by the National Marine Aquarium ten years after being decommissioned with a view to creating an artificial reef in Whitsand Bay, Cornwall. She was deliberately scuttled by a series of explosions on 27th March 2004. The vessel lies just over 2 miles offshore and has already become an established reef - home to in excess of 250 species of marine life, and is an attraction to divers with interests in both reef diving and shipwrecks. Built of steel in 1967, she was the last Naval warship built in the Devonport Royal Dockyard, and was a steam powered vessel.

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