HMT Peridot an Admiralty Trawler of 398 Tons and completed in 1933 was sunk after striking a mine off Dover on the 15 march 1940.
Diving: This wreck sits upright on the seabed in a max depth of 32m, it has apparently been swept, but the funnel and mast are still in place causing it to stand up to 10m proud. The hull and deck stand several metres above the seabed and it is possible to enter the hold under an old rope type fishing net. Both ends of the wreck have extensive damage and there is quite a bit of fishing line about. This wreck also has the muvver of all lobsters patrolling around the engine room area waiting to capture an unwary divers.
This wreck sits in the separation zone on the route used by the cross channel ferries between Dover and Calais and extreme caution should be exercised when diving her. Returning to a shotline is essential as any drifting could prove very hazardous as ferries will be passing as close as a ¼ of a mile either side of you