Black Hawk

ImageThe Black Hawk was a 7100 ton Liberty Ship which was, unfortunately, torpedoed by U772 on 29th December 1944. The entire stern section was blown off and sank in 47m. The forward section was towed and beached in Worbarrow Bay the next day. 

The majority of the Black Hawk was then salvaged on the beach, with the remains later being dispersed to aid navigation and to make way for an outfall from the nearby Winfrith Nuclear Power station!



Depth: 12-18m
Location: 50 26.17 N 02 25.30 W (stern), 50 36.68 N 02 12.43 W (bow)
Access: RIB

Aeolian Sky (‘The Sky’)

Alex Van Opstal (‘The Alex’)

Bennendijk, SS (‘The Benny’)

Betsy Anna (‘The Betsy’)

Black Hawk

Boxer, HMS

British Inventor

Ceres, SS

Countess of Erne, The

Eleanor / Elena R


Fleur de Lys (‘The Fleur’)

James Fennell, HMAT

Kimmeridge Reef

Luis, The

M2 (Submarine), HMS

Margaret Smith (‘The Maggie’)


Salsette, SS

Serrana, SS

Sidon, HMS

St. Dunstan

Sunderland Flying Boat – G-AGKY

Sunderland Flying Boat – ML883

Sunderland Flying Boat – PP118

The Clan Macvey

The Pin Wreck

U-1195, Submarine (U-Boat)

Unidentified Flying Boat

Valentine Tanks

War Knight, SS

Warwick Deeping, HMS