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Carl Spencer Items to be Sold at Auction

On Monday 23rd January 2012, Fellows will be auctioning watches and memorabilia from the estate of legendary deep sea diver, Carl Spencer. Born in Bloxwich, Walsall, Spencer was best known as a talented technical diver and for diving on famous expeditions. A modest man with a day job as a heating and air conditioning engineer, he always told people that he was "just a plumber from Cannock".

One of his expeditions was in 2000, when he joined the Bluebird project to locate and recover the body of the world water-speed record holder Donald Campbell from Coniston Water.

In 2003, film director James Cameron invited him to join the team to dive to the wreck of Titanic as part of a Discovery Channel expedition. Spencer acted as a research diver for the project and laid the groundwork for the television documentary “Return to Titanic”.

The same year saw another famous dive to the Titanic’s sister ship the Britannic, a hospital ship used in the...

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