Scuba Diving - New Jersey & Long Island New York

Scuba Diving - New Jersey & Long Island New York

Gluckauf

Gluckauf

Type:
shipwreck, tanker, Germany
Built:
1886, Germany
Specs:
( 300 x 37 ft ) 2307 gross tons
Sunk:
Friday March 25, 1893
ran aground in storm - no casualties
Depth:
0-25 ft

The Gluckauf lies 75 to 100 ft offshore in 25 ft of water. Visibility is poor, and worsens as the surge increases. Small sections are exposed at low tide. No artifacts worth mentioning are left. She is a jumbled mass of twisted wreckage, spread over a wide area. The most dived section is the stern.

GluckaufThe Gluckauf was the first tanker of modern design, where the liquid cargo is contained directly in the hull, rather than in barrels. Ironically, Gluckauf means "lucky" in German, but then all ships eventually come to an end.

Gluckauf