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
- shipwreck, tanker, Germany
- 1886, Germany
- ( 300 x 37 ft ) 2307 gross tons
- Friday March 25, 1893
ran aground in storm - no casualties
- 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.
The 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.
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