The Togo shipwreck

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The Togo shipwreck

The Togo shipwreck

The Togo is one of the most beautiful shipwrecks in the Med'! It is a 76m long cargoship, with both sails (3 masts) and steam engine, built in Newcastle in 1882 for the French Compagnie Havraise Peninsulaire. They first named it 'Ville de Valence' (Town of Valence). In 1912, it was bought over by the company Ilva and re-named it 'Le Togo' and set it out to transport coal around the Mediterranean Sea. On the 12th of May 1918 it ran into a floating mine in the Bay of Cavalaire and went down rapidly. Split in two, the main part with the bow today lies 60 meters down; the stern is 300 meters away, 68m deep. You can penetrate the wreck and explore the impressive engine room through the opening left after the collapse of the main chimney. The anchors and a cast-iron stove are still down there, in surprisingly good condition! The whole boat is covered in gorgonian fans, red, orange, black or deep purple... Swarms of anthias and 'castagnoles' (Mediterranean damsels) usually hover around the ship; conger and moray eels hide in every single nook and cranny inside!

The Togo is one of the most beautiful shipwrecks in the Med'! It is a 76m long cargoship, with both sails (3 masts) and steam engine, built in Newcastle in 1882 for the French Compagnie Havraise Peninsulaire. They first named it 'Ville de Valence' (Town of Valence). In 1912, it was bought over by the company Ilva and re-named it 'Le Togo' and set it out to transport coal around the Mediterranean Sea. On the 12th of May 1918 it ran into a floating mine in the Bay of Cavalaire and went down rapidly. Split in two, the main part with the bow today lies 60 meters down; the stern is 300 meters away, 68m deep. You can penetrate the wreck and explore the impressive engine room through the opening left after the collapse of the main chimney. The anchors and a cast-iron stove are still down there, in surprisingly good condition! The whole boat is covered in gorgonian fans, red, orange, black or deep purple... Swarms of anthias and 'castagnoles' (Mediterranean damsels) usually hover around the ship; conger and moray eels hide in every single nook and cranny inside!

The Togo is one of the most beautiful shipwrecks in the Med'! It is a 76m long cargoship, with ...

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Depth
  • Maximum 35
  • Maximum 25
Required scuba diving level / certification
Technical cert. or CMAS 3. Deep and wreck diving experience highly recommended.
Fauna
  • Barracudas
  • Moray eels
  • Groupers

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The Togo shipwreck