The Norwegian freighter, The Torvore, was rounding Sagres en route to Naples from Swansea when it was chased down by the German U-Boat; U-35, which was captained by Kapitanleutnant Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière. This was the same U-boat that went on to sink 3 other ships that day, including the Wilhelm Krag. The Torvore was stopped by U-35 and when checking the documents and discovering that it was headed to the UK, the captain of U-35 decided to sink the vessel. German sailors went aboard and, after evacuating the crew to the lifeboats, placed explosive charges and sank the Torvore with no loss of life.
Size: 78.5 x 10.5 x 5.9m
Weight: 1667 tons
Engine: 1 x 2 cylinder compound engine, 178 HP
Number of decks: 3
Wreck penetration: No, although there are some limited overhead environments/swim-throughs
The huge boilers and chimney stacks are still intact, and there is alot of marine life swimming around the wreck, including conga eels, moray eels, scorpion fish and octopus.
Required diver level/training
Advanced open water with at least 30 dives and sufficient deep dive experience. Or AOW with deep specialty. Nitrox is recommended.