ST Godetia

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The dive site SS Godetia is an offshore recent wreck in the northern part of False Bay, near the Cape Town suburb Macassar in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The ST Godetia was a steel steam side-trawler in the Irvin and Johnson fleet, which was sunk by the SA Air force as target practice in August 1970. The ship was built by Hall Russel & Co. Ltd. of Aberdeen as Yard #794, launched on 30 April 1946 by the wife of Richard Irvin of Richard Irvin and Sons, Ltd, Aberdeen. The vessel was 162 ft (49 m) long, with a 28 ft (8.5 m) beam and a hull depth of 14 ft (4.3 m) and was 515 gross registered tons. It was powered by a single coal fired scotch boiler and triple expansion steam engine driving a single shaft with a 4-bladed propeller.

These areas are situated along the South African Coast and are accessible to the public and are known dive locations to the locals from in and around the area, please respect their local fauna and flora, remember limit your catch and don’t catch your limit.