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 The Arundo Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's Wreck Valley
Historical and current New York and New Jersey Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers and fisherman.
 

Arundo Shipwreck   Freighter sunk due to enemy action April 28, 1942

In the picture above you see perhaps the same view as the U-boat commander did when he torpedoed this vessel. The U-136 did a lot more damage than just sinking the Arundo and six of her crew. She was carrying supplies for the troops in North Africa, among them, over 5000 cases of beer, in 1 quart glass bottles. You can also find two large steam locomotives. This wreck was destroyed as unsalvageable, but large parts of her are still intact.

The Arundo does not get dived as much as other wrecks of her size, possibly due to her depth, but she remains one of New Jersey's better wreck dives. Debris and hull sections are spread out everywhere, and the glass beer bottles are found regularly. The locomotives, though hard to recognize, can be found in the sand about 100-150 feet from the propeller on the wrecks, starboard side

Bottles and china recovered from the Arundo wreck. Photo courtesy www.njwreckdivers.com
 

Arundo Shipwreck. Wreck Valley Collection.

Arundo Shipwreck. Wreck Valley Collection.

Arundo Shipwreck. Wreck Valley Collection.

Arundo Shipwreck. Wreck Valley Collection.

Mike DeCamp. Arundo Shipwreck. Wreck Valley Collection.

Arundo Shipwreck. Wreck Valley Collection.

Arundo Shipwreck. Wreck Valley Collection.

Arundo Shipwreck. Wreck Valley Collection.

 
   

 

 

 
 

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