The Almirante Shipwreck
New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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divers and fisherman.
The steel hulled freighter Almirante was built in 1909. She was 379
feet long had a 49 foot beam and displaced 3,121 tons.
On September 6, 1918the Almirante was en route from New York to
Panama with a cargo of flour, when she encountered a dense fog. A
short time latter she was rammed by the tanker Hisko. The Almirante
went down quickly taking five of her crew to a watery grave. The
wreck was latter wire dragged and demolished so as not to be a
hazard to navigation.
The Almirante now sits low lying and scattered in 65 feet of water.
This wreck is also known as the Flour Wreck.
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