Story: Diving and snorkelling

Sinking the Wellington (2nd of 2)

Sinking the Wellington

On 13 November 2005, the former Royal New Zealand Navy frigate Wellington was sunk off Wellington’s south coast to become a diving attraction. Scuttled with low-impact explosive charges in front of thousands of onlookers along the coast, the vessel took just two minutes to sink to the sea floor.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Diving and snorkelling - Underwater beauty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 June 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006