I'm looking for recent dive/fishing reports of the Radford. If you've been there in the last year or two, I'd like to hear what you found. In particular, where is the stern now? I can find no reports since 2012.
New Jersey Scuba Diving
China & Silverware
China makes happy divers
Divers with part of over 1000 dishes recovered from the Mohawk in 1996
2004 - there are still plenty more to be found
A stack of 9" dishes from the Mohawk (1935), some of many recovered in 2004. The inset shows the manufacturer's stamp on the back. "Vitrified" refers to the shiny non-porous glaze. The Grindley company is still in business, since 1889.
These dishes were part of cargo, probably bound for Cuba, and are quite ordinary and unremarkable. If they had actually belonged to the ship, they would most likely bear the Line's name and emblem - in this case Clyde, Clyde-Mallory, or Ward ( the Mohawk changed hands several times. ) Apart from a few stains, they are perfectly usable, after 70 years buried in the shipwreck !
A fancy dish from the Mohawk
German Navy markings on a dish from the U-869
An ordinary marmalade jar from 1870 - Emerald
A broken teapot on the Carolina
The same teapot, with some other pieces
In the era of the great trans-Atlantic liners, traveling first class meant the height of luxury. Of the Andrea Doria, the Italian Line said, "She was also designed as a living testament to the importance of beauty in the everyday world." This was reflected in every part of the ship, right down to the china service.
Each piece of this elaborate First Class china bears a scene in an Oriental design. There are a number of different scenes, and a stylized version of the Italia crest was used to complement the design.
The standard First Class china was less ornate, but elegant in its simplicity, with a border and crest of red and gold leaf.
The china used by the Second and Third Class passengers was plainer than the First Class pieces, but is still evidence of the Italian Line's commitment to "beauty in everyday life" aboard ship.
A silver bread basket from First Class. The pewter sherbet dish was used in the Second Class dining room.
A silver teapot from First Class. There are several size teapots, which were used according to how many passengers were seated at the table. When the first dives were made to the second class area in 1991, this pitcher was the first item retrieved.
A martini glass. These rosary beads were being shipped from Italy to the United States as part of the Andrea Doria's cargo.
In pictures on board the ship, vases like this one appear on each table in the dining room. The vase is made from a low-quality clay, decorated with a floral design.
Original NJScuba website by Tracey Baker Wagner 1994-1996
from the collection of Dan Crowell
The now-famous "Horenberg knife" from the U-869
Cheap spoons from the Mohawk
Cheap coffee cup from the Mohawk
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