B-24 Liberator


port, place of departure:                              Rukavac,

depth above the wreck:                               39 m,

depth at the bottom:                                   40 m ,

level of diver training:                                  technical,

diving type:                                                wreck,

diving period:                                             whole year. Season june-september,

visibility max:                                            10 m,

water temperature:                                    11-24 °C,

available from:                                           boat,

currents:                                                   occurs,

warnings:                                                  none.

Wreck description:

Consolidated B-24 Liberator – American heavy bomber and long-range patrol. Designed and built by the American group of Consolidated Aircraft Corporation. Produced in about eighteen thousand units became a main strategic bomber of allies during the Second World War. Size: span: 33.5 m; length: 20.6 m, height 5.5 m (Source: Wikipedia). B-24 Liberator Plane, which wreck lies at the coast of Croatian island, was shot down during the mission on December 17, 1944 in the attempt to land in the British base on Vis. Fired plane broke down into parts and grounded at the bottom with chassis up. From ten-person crew survived seven people, but the aircraft could not be found for 66 years – the discovery was in 2010. After such a long time at the bottom, the wreck is quite destroyed and covered by their bloom and flora. Near the shipwreck it is possible to come across of sizeable fish specimens. Due to significant distance from the rest part of the wreck and depth on which the caudal part of plane grounded, it isn’t available for divers.

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