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Report - Telamon / Temple Hall shipwreck - August 2015

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  1. Ant2011

    Ant2011 28DL Regular User
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    Running out of things to do while on Lanzarote, I decided to Google "shipwrecks" and found a report by PROJ3CTM4YH3M mentioning this boat, so I decided to drive and take a look. I got several photos I quite liked from the shore, but decided to make a plan for getting myself and my camera gear onto it.
    In the end, I put my camera gear in a watertight "float bag", inside a shoulder bag and tied that to a small inflatable boat, which I then pulled while swimming!

    History:
    The Temple Hall was built at the Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd (yard no 489) in Dundee and registered in London in 1954.

    In 1969 Temple Hall was re-named Pantelis and registered in Piraeus, Greece when it was sold to Demetrios P. Margaronis who sold the ship on again a year later to Viajes Sud América in Panama, keeping the same name and flag.

    Changing hands again in 1977 where she was re-named the Telamon, owned by Telamon Maritime Co. SA and managed by Armour Shipping Inc. in Greece.

    The Telamon was on route from San Pedro from the Ivory Coast to Thessaloniki with a cargo of logs when she sprung a leak and was forced to run aground in Arrecife, Lanzarote on the 31st October 1981.

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    This next shot was shamelessly inspired by PROJ3CTM4YH3M's photo :-)
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    And once inside:
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    Then up on the decks:
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    Parts of the deck have rusted away:
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    A small part of the front of the ship still visible above the sea:
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    Looking through the stern cabin:
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    The next 3 shots were taken with a Kodak disposable underwater camera, so the quality isn't amazing.

    The bottom of the rudder resting on the sea bed:
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    The stern from up close:
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    The middle of the ship (the front broke off in a storm and lies several metres away):
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  2. Fieldym

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    That looks awesome!
     
  3. toby

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    Super report, thanks!
     
  4. Bertie Bollockbrains

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    You've just beaten me!!

    Heading to Lanzarote tomorrow and this is on my to-do list! I too discovered it through PROJ3CTM4YH3M's report. Was thinking of snorkeling out with camera in float bag. Is it a possible scuba dive? Much of that broken section lying under the water?
     
  5. Ant2011

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    It is definitely a good scuba dive to the broken off front part, which seems to be half under sand.

    Have a great trip!
     
  6. Will Knot

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    Really like that one...very nice report and pics mate...:thumb
    I couldn't wish for anything better to do on holiday...a bit of snorkeling, leaving her and the kids in the sun!! :cool:
     
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