The Anlaby was a British steamer that ran aground in 1873 while traveling through thick fog - she was carrying coal at the time.

She lies close in to the rocks at Altarstanes Landing on May Island. The largest part of her is the rudder section and cast propeller lying in 16m depth, the rest of the well broken wreck lies bow to the shore ending up in about 8m.

There is very little current on the wreck so it makes an easy dive for all, with a large selection of resident wrasse, large shoals of Pollack and the occasional Octopus it makes for a rewarding dive. Average visibility is 7m+ however the best can go to 15m.

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