The history of the V81 is blurred and unclear. The records do not confirm that the V81 was even in this area at the time of the sinking. However, the fact that it is the V81 is beyond doubt.The wreck lies close in against the cliff in approximately 8 - 10m of water. She is so broken up that nothing remains of the hull or superstructure.

All of the major machinery and plant are easily recognisable. This includes the turbines where hundreds of brass turbine blades can be seen..

The area is littered with brass components, all securely melded with the sea bed and surrounding rock.