The Bidevind 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.
The Bidevind was a414.3 foot by 55.7 foot Norwegian freighter. She
was built in 1938 by the Flensburger Schiffsb Ges ship builders
Company in Germany. She was powered by969 horse power oil engines
and weighed 4,956 tons.
On April 30, 1942,the Bidevind was en route from India to New York
with an assorted cargo when she was torpedoed on her starboard side
by the German U-Boat, U-752. The Bidevind was then struck a second
time. She sunk quickly thereafter.
On September 30,1943, the Bidevind was located 50 miles offshore by
the Coast Guard cutter, Gentian. Navy divers explored the wreck and
reported that the ship was lying on her side in 190 feet of water
and rising to within 142 feet of the surface. Since then, the wreck
has collapsed greatly and now lies scattered on the ocean floor.
Above Photo: Capt.Dan from dive boat Independence explorers the
Bidevind wreck. Photo courtesy Brandon
Bidevind Shipwreck. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection
Bell from the Bidevind Shipwreck. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection
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