Deck 2: Holds 1 & 2
Like the deck above, deck 2 presents a complex challenge for underwater photogrammetry. In both holds collapsed debris from the deck above have restricted access. The forward area of hold 1 has piles of what appear to be vehicle gearboxes, crates of Lee Enfield rifles and spare tyres, so is quite open. However, as you move towards the stern the lorries and cargo of aircraft starter trollies and motorcycles are all packed in tightly.
Originally two separate holds, a gap has been created through the dividing bulkhead. Hold 1 at this level holds eight vehicles as loaded, with another two vehicles joining them from the collapse of the deck above.
Hold 2 has 24 lorries of various makes, and 27 Norton motorcycles, with up to a further 6 Nortons buried under the debris from hold 3. In addition to the vehicles, the hold is filled with aircraft spares, aircraft starter trollies and Lee Enfield rifles.
Scanning both holds took several dives and 3491 images. Here the depth of the wreck is between 23m and 25m, so gas consumption and decompression requirements do require monitoring.