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Atlantic Princess

Deep Sea Chart


Type:
shipwreck, trawler, clam dredge
Specs:
( 110 ft )
Depth:
170 ft


Bidevind

Deep Sea Chart

Shipwreck Bidevind

Type:
shipwreck, tanker, Norway
Built:
1938, Germany
Specs:
( 414 x 56 ft ) 4956 gross tons, 36 crew
Sunk:
Thursday April 30, 1942
torpedoed by U-752 - no casualties
GPS:
39°48'57" -72°46'07" (US Navy 2004)
Depth:
190 ft

U-752
Type VIIC U-boat U-752 under attack by a Fairey Swordfish with a 'Rocket Spear', scuttled May 1943


USS Catamount - CG-85006

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Shipwreck Catamount

Type:
shipwreck, private yacht, converted to U.S. Navy patrol boat
Name:
Catamount is another name for a mountain lion, felis concolor.
Built:
1929, Stamford CT USA
Specs:
( 85 x 15 ft ) 67 gross tons, 11 crew
Sunk:
Saturday March 27, 1943
engine explosion - 6 casualties
Depth:
125 ft

large engine and wreckage

The wreck on this site is not actually the Catamount, but an unknown ship that is much larger, possibly a Prohibition-era rum runner. The location of the real Catamount is unknown.


Cayru

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Shipwreck Cayru

Type:
shipwreck, freighter, Brazil
Built:
1919, Hog Island PA USA, as Scanmail
Specs:
( 390 x 54 ft ) 5152 gross tons, 83 passengers & crew
Sunk:
Sunday March 8, 1942
torpedoed by U-94 - 53 casualties
Depth:
125-140 ft

The exact location of the Cayru is unknown; the location plotted is one of several wrecks thought to be it. If found, the wreck may be identified by its steam turbine engines, which are distinctly different from piston steam engines.

Shipwreck Gulftrade New York Times

Shipwreck Cayru

U-94
Type VIIC U-boat U-94 at St Nazaire with Adm. Karl Donitz, sunk August 1942

Screening Level Risk Assessment Package Cayru - NOAA


Charles Morand

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Type:
shipwreck, iron-hulled screw steamer, USA
Built:
1884, Scotland
Specs:
( 200 x 27 ft ) 761 gross tons
Sunk:
Saturday July 26, 1890
collision with schooner Zacheus Sherman - no casualties
Depth:
160 ft

contiguous but broken down


USS Cherokee ( "Gunboat" )

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Shipwreck Cherokee

Type:
shipwreck, tugboat, US Navy
Name:
An Indian tribe of Pennsylvania and New York, later relocated to Oklahoma.
Built:
1891, Camden NJ USA, as Edgar F. Luckenbach
Specs:
( 120 x 25 ft ) 272 gross tons, 20 crew
Sunk:
Tuesday July 26, 1918
foundered in storm - 10 survivors
Depth:
90 ft

Shipwreck Cherokee
Shipwreck Cherokee
as Edgar F. Luckenbach

USS Cherokee was a tugboat built in 1891 by John H. Dialogue & Sons in Camden, New Jersey, as Edgar F. Luckenbach (later renamed Luckenbach No. 2). The ship was purchased by the United States Navy and delivered at New York on 12 October 1917; and commissioned on 5 December 1917. She was renamed Cherokee, the third US Navy ship of that name, after the Cherokee Native American tribe, and given the identification number 458.

Outfitted for distant service at New York and at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Cherokee cleared Newport, Rhode Island on 24 February 1918 for Washington, D.C. On 26 February, in a heavy gale, she foundered about 12 miles off Fenwick Island Light Vessel, with the loss of 30 of her crew. The tanker British Admiral rescued 12 survivors, two of whom died before the tanker reached port.

Today the Cherokee sits upright on the bottom in 90-100 ft. of water. Her hull is pretty much intact. The port bow breaks up a little bit. Her stern offers the highest relief, some 15 ft. The visibility is generally pretty good. She is on a sandy rather than muddy bottom. The boilers are still visible inside the wreck, where one is covered by an old fishing net. Artifacts can still be found - pottery and brass. The deck gun is still attached to the bow, however, it hangs over the port side. Three-inch shells can be found in the sand. She is usually a good photography and spearfishing wreck.

Shipwreck Cherokee Gun
The gun - long since carted away


Corvallis

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Type:
shipwreck, freighter, USA
Built:
1919, Portland OR USA
Specs:
( 267 x 49 ft ) 2992 gross tons, no crew
Sunk:
Tuesday June 16, 1925
deliberate - for film "The Half Way Girl"
Depth:
140 ft

wooden-hulled, exact location unknown

The Half Way Girl
No print of the movie exists


Durley Chine ( "Bacardi" )

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Shipwreck Durley Chine
In the four short years that the Durley Chine was above water, no photograph was taken that has survived. This is a vessel of nearly the same tonnage and dimensions from the same builder and year. The Durley Chine was likely very similar, if not almost identical. Or prhaps not.

Type:
shipwreck, tanker, England
Built:
1913, England
Specs:
( 279 x 40 ft ) 1918 gross tons, 28 crew
Sunk:
Sunday April 30, 1917
collision with steamer Harlem - no casualties
Depth:
185 ft

Harlem
Could the Harlem have been a Great lakes steamer?


"Galimore's Cayru"

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Type:
shipwreck, sailing ship
Depth:
140 ft

a "massive" wooden wreck, at first thought to be the Cayru


Four Daughters

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Four Daughters - Dive Sites & Shipwrecks - New Jersey Scuba Diving Another video from NJScuba.net -- Four Daughters - Dive Sites & Shipwrecks - New Jersey Scuba Diving

Type:
shipwreck, trawler, clam dredge, USA
Built:
2003, Panama City FL USA
Specs:
( 86 ft ) 196 tons, ? crew
Sunk:
Thursday July 17, 2003
cause unknown - no casualties ?
GPS:
39°59.46' -73°11.25’ (NOAA 2003)
Depth:
130 ft

The brand-new Four Daughters sank on her maiden voyage. Seas were 2-3 feet, winds 5-10 knots variable, weather clear. The wreck lies almost upsidedown, pushed into the bottom up to the gunwales, so basically just a steel mound. IMO: 8986614

From the NOAA Incident Report:

The 86 foot fishing vessel (F/V) Four Daughters was reported to have sank 52 nautical miles SE of Sandy Hook NJ at around 0230 hours that night of 17 July, 2003. When the vessel sank it was reported to have a capacity of some 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel. At 1600 hours of 17 July the Coast Guard's Fifth Coast Guard District "M" staff requested from NOAA a trajectory for the diesel fuel that might be released from the tanks of the F/V Four Daughters. By 1715 hours NOAA provided to the Fifth Coast Guard District initial trajectory and weather reports. NOAA suggested that no diesel products were expected to contact the shoreline from a release from a sunken vessel at this distance offshore. NOAA's report also stated that if oil did leak diesel from the vessel that "we would expect some rainbow to silver sheen to extend for several hundred yards downwind of the location where the vessel sank." The detailed NOAA weather report that was provided to the Coast Guard outlined that winds would be light and variable at 5-10 knots on Thursday night and on Friday with a chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms on Friday afternoon. MSO Philadelphia reported to Fifth District that a Coast Guard over-flight of the area on the afternoon of 17 July did observe some wreckage from the F/V Four Daughters, but did not observe any floating oil.

Surprisingly, there are neither newspaper nor Coast Guard records of this sinking. I assume there were no casualties, as none were reported; except for NOAA above, NOTHING was reported. This is very strange, feels like a coverup, but why?


Herbert Parker

Deep Sea Chart


Type:
shipwreck, freighter ?
Depth:
180 ft

A large steel wreck, possibly of World War II vintage, with 30-40 ft of relief.


Hvoslef

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Shipwreck Hvoslef

Type:
shipwreck, freighter, Norway
Built:
1927, England
Specs:
( 255 x 35 ft ) 1630 gross tons, 20 crew
Sunk:
Tuesday March 10, 1942
torpedoed by U-94 - 6 casualties
Depth:
140 ft

Today the Hvoslef sits in 140 ft of water on a sandy bottom. She is in one large piece but not intact. Her bow is the most recognizable feature. It sits upright with a starboard list. Her midsection is torn open and her large boilers are visible. She can be easily penetrated. There is some debris about most noticeably large pipes. She has a fishing net draped over some sections, and her stern collapses into the sand. Artifacts are found occasionally.

U-94
Type VIIC U-boat U-94 at St Nazaire with Adm. Karl Donitz, sunk August 1942


India Arrow

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Shipwreck India Arrow

Type:
shipwreck, tanker, USA
Built:
1921, Quincy MA USA
Specs:
( 468 x 62 ft ) 8327 gross tons, 38 crew
Sunk:
Wednesday February 4, 1942
torpedoed by U-103 - 12 survivors
Depth:
190 ft

Shipwreck India Arrow Propeller


The propeller, with one broken blade

U-103
Type IXB U-boat U-103, decommissioned and used as a training vessel, sunk in port April 1945


Lady Gertrude

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Shipwreck Lady Gertrude

Type:
shipwreck, trawler, scallop dredge, USA
Built:
1979, St Augustine FL USA, as Corinne W
Specs:
( 72 x 26 ft ) 119 gross tons, 3 crew
Sunk:
Monday Aug 15, 2016
broken propshaft - no casualties
Depth:
135 ft

Shipwreck Lady Mary
Shipwreck Lady Mary
Lady Gertrude had not long ago joined the Point Pleasant fishing fleet, from Massachusetts.

Shipwreck Lady Mary
The final position report of the Lady Gertrude, within an hour of sinking.

The boat was running offshore towards scallop grounds near the Chicken Canyon, the deepest part of the Mud Hole, when the prop shaft broke. This caused the boat to flood, and about three hours later it capsized and sank. The crew abandoned ship and was picked up by another fishing vessel. The wreck is upright on her port chine.


Lady Mary

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Shipwreck Lady Mary

Type:
shipwreck, trawler, scallop dredge, USA
Built:
1969, Pascagoula MS USA
Specs:
( 71 x 21 ft ) 125 gross tons, 7 crew
Sunk:
Tuesday March 24, 2009
foundered in storm - 1 survivor
GPS:
40°25.641' -73°51.135' (USCG 2004)
Depth:
210 ft

Shipwreck Lady Mary
Lady Mary rafted-up with other fishing vessels at Cape May in 2007

Shipwreck Lady Mary
Side-scan sonar of the Lady Mary on the bottom, mostly shadow

Shipwreck Lady Mary
Bow and stern views of the sunken Lady Mary

Shipwreck Lady Mary

Shipwreck Lady Mary
The vessel struck the bottom stern-first, damaging the dredge ramp, rudder, and propeller.

The direct cause of the sinking was determined to be flooding of the lazarette - the small stern-most compartment that contains the steering gear. But that should not have been enough to sink the vessel.

Images & descriptions are from the Coast Guard report on the sinking, which is exhaustive and damning. Read it yourself:

USCG Report on the sinking ( 66 Mb )


Maiden Creek

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Shipwreck Maiden Creek

Type:
freighter
Built:
1919, Hog Island PA USA
Specs:
( 390 x 54 ft ) 5031 gross tons, 51 crew
Sunk:
Thursday December 31, 1942
foundered in a storm - 20 casualties
Depth:
225 ft

Screening Level Risk Assessment Package Maiden Creek - NOAA


USS Moonstone - PYc-9

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Shipwreck USS Moonstone

Type:
shipwreck, patrol boat, U.S. Navy (converted yacht)
Built:
1929, Germany, as Lone Star
Specs:
( 171 x 26 ft ) 469 gross tons, 47 crew
Sunk:
Friday October 15, 1943
collision with destroyer USS Greer ( 1090 tons) - no casualties
Depth:
130 ft

USS Moonstone (PYc-9) was a coastal patrol yacht in the service of the United States Navy. She was built in 1929 as Nancy Baker by Germaniawerft in Kiel, Germany, later renamed Mona, and subsequently acquired by the Navy as the Lone Star on 10 February 1941. Renamed Moonstone and designated PYc-9, she was converted for U.S. Navy service in Jacksonville, Florida, and commissioned on 10 April 1941. She was named for the gemstone moonstone.

On 2 May 1941 Moonstone sailed for patrol duty with the Panamanian Sea Frontier. She later moved to Ecuador on 2 January 1943 to aid in training the Ecuadorian Navy. In March 1943 she sailed to Charleston, South Carolina, to prepare for permanent transfer to Ecuador. On her return at Balboa, Panama, in July 1943, cracks were discovered in the cylinder blocks of her engine, and she was sent north for repairs. On 16 October 1943, off the mouth of Delaware′s Indian River she collided with the destroyer USS Greer (DD-145) and sank immediately. All but one of Moonstones′s complement survived. She was struck from the Naval Register on 26 October 1943.

Today the Moonstone lies in 130 ft on a sandy bottom, intact and upright. The gaping hole in her port side gives clear evidence of the collision, and the engine room can be accessed by entering the impact site. Caution is advised because of loose debris, and wire cable in which to get entangled is everywhere. Her stern still has depth charges lined up in racks. The midsection superstructure has fallen into the compartments below. Her deck in some places rises almost 35 ft off the sand. The 3 inch deck gun still stands on her bow, just behind a hatch which leads to the crews quarters. Her safe was recovered in 1985, and with it some jewelry, coins, and wartime artifacts. Visibility is best just before the end of and incoming tide.

Shipwreck USS Moonstone
Lone Star

USS Greer
USS Greer - location classified


Norness

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Shipwreck Norness

Type:
shipwreck, tanker, Panama
Built:
1939, Germany
Specs:
( 493 x 65 ft ) 9577 tons
Sunk:
Wednesday January 14, 1942
torpedoed and shelled by U-123 - the first loss of World War II in U.S. waters
Depth:
280 ft, min 210 ft

The Norness is generally ignored by divers, because of the proximity of the much more tempting Andrea Doria. The U-123 went on to sink the Coimbra the next day.

Shipwreck Norness

Shipwreck Norness
Looking down the port-side companionway

Shipwreck Norness
Looking up from under the stern

Courtesy of Dan Crowell

U-123
Type IXB U-boat U-123, decommissioned and scuttled in port August 1944. Later raised and put in service by France until 1959.


Rio Tercero

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Shipwreck Rio Tercero

Type:
shipwreck, freighter, Argentina
Built:
1912, England, as Fortunstella
Specs:
( 405 x 54 ft ) 4864 gross tons
Sunk:
Monday June 22, 1942
torpedoed by U-202 - 5 casualties
Depth:
400 ft or perhaps thousands

U-202
Type VIIC U-boat U-202 (model), sunk June 1943


Sebastian

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Shipwreck Sebastian

Type:
shipwreck, tanker, England
Built:
1914, England
Specs:
( 310 ft ) 3110 tons, 36 crew
Sunk:
Thursday May 10, 1917
fire - 1 casualty
Depth:
270 ft

Shipwreck Sebastian Deck Gun
The aft deck gun of the Royal Navy tanker Sebastian

Shipwreck Sebastian Deck Gun

Courtesy of Dan Crowell


Sommerstad ( "Virginia" )

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Shipwreck Sommerstad

Type:
shipwreck, freighter, England
Built:
1906, England
Specs:
( 340 x 47 ft ) 3875 gross tons, 31 crew
Sunk:
Monday August 12, 1918
torpedoed by U-117 - no casualties
Depth:
180 ft

U-117
U-117, sunk as a target 1921


Suffolk

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Shipwreck Suffolk

Type:
shipwreck, collier, USA
Built:
1911, Camden NJ USA
Specs:
( 365 ft ) 6798 tons, 37 crew
Sunk:
Saturday December 11, 1943
foundered in storm - no survivors
Depth:
180 ft

partially intact, upside-down

Shipwreck Suffolk Propeller
Shipwreck Suffolk Propeller
Shipwreck Suffolk Propeller
Shipwreck Suffolk Propeller

Courtesy of Dan Crowell


"West Wreck"

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Type:
shipwreck
Depth:
210 ft

unidentified wooden wreck

So-named because it is west of several well-known wrecks, such as the Texas Tower and the Bidevind.


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