Carl Spencer auction fetches £10k

Belongings of late deep wreck diver attract bids

Author: Pat
3rd February 2012
 

Personal effects belonging to the late Carl Spencer have been sold for more than £10,000 at auction.

Spencer was ranked as one of the world’s most accomplished deep wreck divers when he died in 2009.

The 39-year old father of two appeared to suffer a seizure and rapid ascent whilst diving the HMHS Britannic, which lies at around 120 metres.

His wife put Carl’s belongings up for sale at auction, attracting great interest from around the world, with many bids exceeding their estimates.

A buyer paid £4,100 for the Rolex Submariner watch worn by Carl on every dive.

And a plate recovered from the RMS Carpathia (famed for its Titanic rescue) went for £600.

A plumbing and air conditioning engineer, Carl Spencer had a jaw-dropping career as a diver. He visited Britannic several times and uncovered evidence of a mine explosion, despite eyewitness reports of a torpedo attack.

In 2003 he also descended to the wreck of RMS Titanic in a submersible, at the invitation of director James Cameron.

 
 
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