The Keystorm has a rather short story. Built in England in 1910 for a Montreal company, the boat was sailing through thick fog when it hit a shoal. The pumps were immediately operated in order to delay as much as possible the time of shipwreck. It took 5 hours to sink, which gave enough time for all the crew to evacuate.
The Keystorm is still in good condition. It lies on its starboard side, the bow is at around 25 feet deep and the stern is at around 100 feet deep. The flight deck lies in less than 60 feet and below this depth are the holds and the engine room. The propeller is completely at the bottom in 115 feet of water.
|DESCRIPTION:||Freighter – Steel|
|DIMENSIONS:||256 x 43 ft.|
|MIN. / MAX. DEPTH:||20-112 ft.|
|WRECKED:||October 12, 1912|
|CAUSE:||Hit a Shoal|
|RECOMMENDATIONS:||Planning for Depth Dive Light/Lamp|