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HTMS Chang LST-2, (USN LST-898)

HTMS Chang photo Main Online archive for this vessel Vessel Name: HTMS Chang Vessel Nationality: Thai Type of Vessel: Landing Ship Tank (LST) Depth to Wreck in Meters: 3 Depth to Seabed in Meters: 32 Location eg Gulf of Siam: Koh Chang, Trat, Thailand WGS Co-ordinates North: 11°53’41.48″N WGS Co-ordinates East: 102°15’26.94″E Length (m): 117 Width (m): 15 Tonnage: 1651 Number of Props: 2 How the Vessel Sunk?: On November 22, 2012, HTMS Chang was scuttled to make an artificial reef for […]

Yong Hua wreck report – Koh Lipe

Vessel Name: Yong Hua Vessel Nationality: Thai Type of Vessel: Fish Processing Depth to Wreck in Meters: 30 Depth to Seabed in Meters: 42-45 Location eg Gulf of Siam: Koh Lipe WGS Co-ordinates North: 06deg 28min 59.7sec WGS Co-ordinates East: 99deg 17min 1.4sec Length (m): 65 Width (m): 15 Tonnage: 500 estimated Number of Props: 2 How the Vessel Sunk?: Sank around 1990 after an on-board fire. salvage was attempted, wreck was patialy floated into shallower water but aborted after […]

2012 Latest ‘Offshore Gulf of Thailand’ wreck diving trip schedule

Gulf of Thailand Shipwreck Diving Trips & Report Written by Stephen Burton Dive Centers – if you have any serious wreck trips coming up – have them posted here! send me the details + photos to or All images above, copyright of Chris Clark  ‘used with permission’ SHIPWRECK DIVE TRIPS – THAILAND 2014 More than 70 years ago today (10th December 1941) the HMS Price of Wales and HMS Repulse where sunk Dive these and other outstanding, […]

2011 Seacrest Drill ship – More history on this tragic drill ship sinking comes to light

The Seacrest Drill Ship (Southern Gulf of Thailand) Depth 70meters ; Trimix diving only Details of Sinking Sunk by ‘Typhoon Gay’ 3 November 1989. 91 rig workers of many nationalities were killed in the disaster, leading to a massive legal case brought against the ships owners UNOCAL, Thailand(now Chevron) by over 90 bereaved relatives from around the world. After the vessel capsized and the storm blew through, the rescue authorities had problems located it, leading to the only 2 survivors […]

2009 Local Tech diver Ted Conner drowns during 50 meter wreck dive at Koh Tao, Thailand

Popular Local Tech diving character Ted Conner drowns during a 50 meter deep wreck dive at Koh Tao, Thailand – 19 July 2009 This morning I was given the sad news that a good friend and one of our loyal band of Thailand tech diving buddies drowned due to as yet unknown causes following a dive onto the Unicorn Shipwreck Koh Tao. “For those of you who didn’t know Ted Conner – he was a considerate guy, an explorer, and […]

2008 Cargo ship ‘Akela’ discovered by MV Trident with Richie Kohler from TV’s wreck detectives on board

atest Report:- Shipwreck ‘Akela’ found. Discovered:- 29 April 2008 Akela Wreck Listing report Dear Divers, We’ve just returned  from two US charters organized by Richie and Carrie Kohler. Our first crew were from New Jersey – used to diving cold water and strong currents so Thailand was going be easy for them. We started with a wreck we knew, the Nanmei No5 Maru and then moved on to a mark we hoped was going to be the Araosan Maru. We found a […]

2008 HIJMS Hatsutaka discovered by Davy Jones Locker, Koh Tao, Thailand

HIJMS Hatsutaka discovered 3rd April 2008 Introduction Throughout the Second World War, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysian peninsular was the scene for much naval conflict, with the loss of many military and cargo vessels. The relatively shallow depth throughout this region means through the application of deep technical diving techniques, we can explore the seabed, revisiting these lost ships and investigating history. During March 2008, a team of divers from Davy Jones Locker [Koh Tao, Thailand], organised an expedition […]

2008 Huge Shipwreck ‘Sunshine 1’ discovered off Phuket, Thailand

Large Freighter West coast of Phuket More pictures – From Deep Blue Divers Phuket  click any image for a Hi-res photo Identity confirmed 19th March 2008 Wreck Discovery Report Following an intensive search for new wrecks in the Phuket area over the past few weeks, an expedition team from Deep Blue Divers, Joerg Zebisch, Barry Manners und Sven Roesler, located and dived today, the 24.10.06, on an approximately 130 metre long freighter lying at a depth of 90 metres. The […]

2008 HMS Suddhadib – Latest CAD Generated wreck imagery released

The Wreck of the Steamship Suddhadib   click any image above for HIRES 1MB .jpg image All Computer generated images courtesy of Mr Alex Beuchel, Used with permission. click image for 200K image. Click HERE for HD 4Mb image Nudibranchs on the Hardeep Ship wreck, hardeep Cathedral Photo – by diver Charlie Frost – Used with permission Latest Images – The Suddhadib Re-created: by Alex Beuchel May 2010 Click any image below for Hi-Res 250K JPG Image click any […]

2007 Thai historian unearths local records for the HTMS Thonburi sinking at the battle of Koh Chang

HTMS Songkla (No 33)  HTMS Thonburi, a.k.a Dhonburi (No 34). The HTMS Thonburi was 76 m x 14 m. The torpedo boat wreckss at Koh Chang HTMS Chonburi and HTMS Songkla were 67 x 6,5 m. [ Koh Chang ] depth 5-12meters; air diving HTMS Thonburi and HTMS Songkra 17 มกราคม พุทธศักราช 2484 เข้าทำการรบกับ หมู่เรือรบฝรั่งเศสที่เกาะช้าง ในกรณีพิพาทอินโดจีน ฝรั่งเศส ร.ล.ธนบุรี ถูกหมู่เรือรบฝรั่งเศสยิง และ แล่นมาจมที่แหลมงอบ แล้วได้กู้ขึ้นมาในภายหลัง Thai Translation:- ‘On the 17 January 2448 Buddhist Era (1941 CE) came to fight with a group of […]…

2007 HTMS Nakha WWII LCS-102 handed over to US Navy Veterans

HTMS Nakha (Former US Navy LCS 102) The original article published by Pattaya Mail, Thailand is available online at  & This ship was NOT sunk as a wreck, but is included within this web site due to it’s functional similarity to other wrecks found in Thai waters. LCS-102 was build by the US Navy in 1945 and saw active duty during WWII. She has been in proud service with the Thai Navy since 1966, and was in full […]

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