Above 18m: Exploring the Hera wreck

ROISIN MADDISON reports on a shallow wreck tour just off the Cornish coast, and took the photographs

The Hera was an 85m four-masted German steel barque and the wreck lies east of Nare Head, just a couple of hundred metres from Gull Rock, at a depth of 15-18m. She sank before WW1 on 30 January, 1914, after getting caught in foul weather off the coast of Falmouth. Her captain became disorientated in the dark and crashed into Gull Rock, taking down with her what was then some £30,000-worth of nitrate that was being exported from Chile.