The Royal Archer lies 3 miles off Methilin 30m of water. She sank on the 3June 1941 after being bombed in an air raid. The wreck today is fairly broken up to the bow, which points north, but amidships and the stern still rise a few meters off the bottom.
Remains of a truck can be seen – wheels, tyres and chassis sitting mid ship. On close examination, ceramic tiles can be found probably from the galley.
The wreck dives fairly well most states of the tide and average viz would be 5m. A good torch is required during the winter months due to the depth and lack of ambient light. Cod, pollack, bib lobster, octopus, plumose anemones, parkin and squat lobster are all fairly common. A great dive, on a good day!