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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.

Mixed-Up Wrecks

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According to Gary Gentile in his new book Shipwrecks of New Jersey - South, the following three vessels and four known wrecks may be related as suggested here. Or it could be something else entirely.


Kennebec

Manasquan Chart

Shipwreck Kennebec

Type:
shipwreck, freighter, USA
Name:
Kennebec is a county and a major river in the state of Maine.
Built:
1901, Port Huron MI USA
Specs:
( 243 x 43 ft ) 2183 gross tons, 29 crew
Sunk:
Saturday June 18, 1921
sprung a leak - no casualties

The Kennebec was blown up and wire-dragged after sinking. The "Southern Lillian" may be the remains of the Kennebec, formerly thought to be the "Glory Wreck".


Lake Frampton

Deep Sea Chart

Shipwreck Lake Frampton

Type:
shipwreck, tanker, USA
Built:
1918, Lorain OH USA
Specs:
( 251 x 43 ft ) 2622 gross tons, 38 crew
Sunk:
Monday July 12, 1920
collision with SS Comus - 2 casualties

The "Glory" wreck may be the remains of the Lake Frampton.

Shipwreck Lake Frampton New York Times


Oklahoma

Deep Sea Chart

Shipwreck Oklahoma

Type:
shipwreck, tanker, USA
Built:
1908, Camden NJ USA
Specs:
( 419 x 55 ft ) 5853 gross tons, 38 crew
Sunk:
Sunday January 4, 1914
broke in half in storm - 25 casualties

Stern only, bow drifted away. Either the "Shookus" or the "Boiler Wreck" may be the remains of the Oklahoma.



Shipwreck Oklahoma New York Times


"Boiler Wreck"

Deep Sea Chart


Type:
shipwreck
Depth:
80 ft

a small steel wreck, greatly decomposed

Possibly the remains of the Oklahoma.


"Glory Wreck" ( "Gloria" )

Cape May Chart


Type:
shipwreck
Depth:
70 ft

The "Glory Wreck" is a twisted mass of hull plates and steel spread over a wide area on a sandy bottom. Artifacts are occasionally found: portholes and brass. She is usually a good lobster wreck.

Possibly the remains of the Lake Frampton; once thought to be the Kennebec.


"Shookus"

Deep Sea Chart


Type:
shipwreck
Depth:
120 ft

A small steel wreck, greatly decomposed.

Possibly the remains of the Oklahoma.


"Southern Lillian" ( '120 Lillian' )

Deep Sea Chart


Type:
shipwreck
Depth:
120 ft

A large steel wreck, partially intact.

Possibly the remains of the Kennebec.


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