Shipwrecks of Caribbean
Click on picture below to see location of the Rhone shipwreck
310 Foot Steamer with a 40 foot beam
The Iron hulled Rhone had both steam (boiler) and sails
124 dead near Salt Island 29 October 1867 * 22 survived out of 146 on board
The captain of the R.M.S. Rhone, Robert Wooley, was thrown overboard as they hit Black Point Rock. He had ordered all passengers tied in their bunks in the rough water of a hugh hurricane. All but one passenger died.
She broke in two pieces 6 miles from Road Town Tortola
Her final resting place is at the western end of Salt Island, just off Tortola, British Virgin Islands. She is located at N18 22.145 W64 32.147.
Many Corals, Angelfish, Barricuda, Lobster, Eel, Snapper, Parrotfish, good visibility with easy penetration.
Today with Lisa, I did a dive penetrating both the bow section and stern section on the RMS Rhone shipwreck which was Lisa's 11th shipwreck.
Her Bow is in about 80 feet and stern in about 60 feet
|Date||max Depth||Water temp||Boat||Gas||Bottom time||dive #||tanks|
|31 Jan 08||81 feet||79 F||Blue Water Divers Tortola||Air||38 minutes||1||1-80|
|64 feet||79 F||Blue Water Divers Tortola||Air||51 minutes||2||1-80|
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