Wartime wreck on the seabed
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World War One wreck of minesweeping trawler protected

The sunken wreck of a fishing trawler that swept for mines during World War One has been given special protection.

The Arfon sank in the English Channel in 1917 with the loss of 10 lives.

Divers who want to visit the wreck now need a licence from English Heritage.

The aim is to stop parts of the boat and its equipment being taken away.

  • 19 Aug 2016
  • From the section England