The “Remaining” Wrecks


Built in Rotterdam in 1909 as the Pollux, this 2,642 ton, steel, single screwed steamer was seized by the Admiralty in 1940 and originally sunk as a blockship at the No. 1 barrier in March 1941. With work on the barriers advancing at a steady pace, she was raised and sunk again in Burra Sound in July 1944.

She is upside down and with numerous access points, this wreck is covered in marine life and makes a wonderful beginner to intermediate level dive at 12-18 metres deep. A great second dive for those diving the deeper battleships and light cruisers, however like the other wrecks in Burra Sound the Tabarka must be dived at slack water.