This was a former luxury yacht built in 1880 of 268 tons that was being used by the Royal Navy in WW1 to board and inspect suspect vessels in the Dover area. On 31 Oct 1915 she along with 3 others struck mines laid by UC-6 on the 30th.
She is quite close inshore so visibility is limited for most of the year and she lies in 29-31m on a sand and chalk seabed. She is quite proud of this with the upper accommodation still in place, the stern is blown off and you can easily swim into her from here at several levels, this area is very broken up and collapsed as its trails off across the seabed.
This is a very narrow wreck and the bow end makes it feel almost like a lifeboat. The blown off stern is not where you would expect it, to find it you need to swim to the bow or a couple of meters short of the bow, then turn right at 90 degrees and swim about 10-12m across the seabed, you should then find the very intact stern on its Starboard side.
This part is very well preserved as the decking is completely intact and in very good condition, there are several open hatches and you can have a good look in these. Propeller and rudder are still in place and the front part of this section is quite collapsed and broken up.