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For more detailed information on any of the above listed shipwrecks please refer to Gary Gentile's books.

  Delaware and Maryland Shipwreck Book

Shipwrecks of Delaware and Maryland - 2002 Edition
ISBN 1-883056-11-X softcover with color covers 6 x 9 vertical, 240 pages, 81 color photos, 87 black & white photos. Over 400 GPS and loran numbers included $20.00


  Virginia Shipwreck Book

Shipwrecks of Virginia
ISBN 0-9621453-3-5 softcover with color covers 6 x 9 vertical, 216 pages, 57 color photos, 116 black & white photos. Over 400 loran numbers included  $20.00




    Anglo African Shipwreck

The Anglo African was a 370' long freighter. on 5 January 1909, she ran aground on the shoals near Smith Island. The wreck was wire dragged as a hazard to navigation in 1939. She now sits in only 30 feet of water making it quite easy to locate (you wont need a compass for this one)
and it also serves an easy dive because of it's shallow depth.
  Champion Shipwreck

Images of Offshore Paddle Wheeler courtesy

Champion also known as the Offshore Paddle wheeler

This is one of my favorite wrecks! This deep-water paddle wheeler lies at 165 feet and is in an area with usually very clear water.


   Cherokee Shipwreck

The Cherokee was a 120 foot tug built in 1891. She was originally named the Edgar F Luckenbach and displaced 272 gross tons. On February 26, 1918 the Cherokee was caught in a gale and foundered about 12 miles off the Fenwick Island Light Vessel She went down with thirty of her crew.  Today the wreck sits in 90 feet of water and is a popular dive site for spear fishing as well as artifact hunting.


    Chilore Shipwreck

The Chilore was an ore carrier traveling in convoy. She was hit twice by torpedoes fired from the U-576 but managed to stay afloat. Unfortunately, she drifted into the minefield off Ocacroke Inlet and hit a mine. The sturdy vessel once again refused to immediately sink. A few days later the vessel finally rolled over onto her side and went down.  This wreck has been wire dragged as a hazard to navigation and is now scattered across a large area.
    China Arrow Shipwreck

The China Arrow was a tanker built in 1920. she was 468 feet long had a 62 foot beam and displaced 8,403 gross tons. The China Arrow was sunk after being torpedoed by the U-103 on February 5, 1942.

The China Arrow's remains have never been positively identified. she is assumed to be sunk in deep water off Virginia.

    Clythia Shipwreck

The Clythia was a 214' iron hulled bark. On January 22, 1884 she ran aground while transporting a cargo of Italian Marble. The Clythia or Marble Wreck as she is more commonly known was salvaged heavily. The wreck now sits in 20 feet of water. Portions of the wreck protrude above the surface at low tide.
    City of Annapolis Shipwreck

The City of Annapolis was a Excursion Steamer built in 1913. She was 261 feet long had a 53 foot beam and displaced 1,924 gross tons. On February 24, 1927 the City of Annapolis was steaming in dense fog and was sunk due to collision with the City of Richmond.

Today the City Of Annapolis wreck sits in 70 feet of water. She was wire dragged to a depth of 65 feet as a hazard to navigation. Today and her hull is intact and upright but sits in an area of strong currents and poor visibility.

    USS Congress Shipwreck


    Dave's Wreck

Photo courtesy

   David Atwater Shipwreck

The David Atwater was a collier built in 1919. She was originally named the W.J. Crosby and later re-named the Crabtree. The Atwater  was 253 feet long had a 43 foot beam and displaced 2,438 gross tons. On April 2, 1942 the Atwater was sunk by torpedo fired from the U-552.

Today the David Atwater wreck sits in 70 feet of water. Divers can easily recognize her boilers and engine.

   Debraak Shipwreck


    Dorothy Shipwreck

The Dorthy was a freighter built in 1918. She was 309 feet long had a 48 foot beam and displaced 2,873 gross tons. The Dorthy was originally named the Biran. On September 1, 1929 the Dorthy was sunk due to collision with the SS Eurana.

Today the Dorthy wreck sits in130 feet of water. According the Gary Gentiles book shipwrecks of Virginia the wreck is upright and intact. Visibility in the area can be poor.

    Edward Luckenbach Shipwreck

    Eidsvold Shipwreck

The Eidsvold was a freighter built in 1902. She was 250 feet long, had a 34footbeam and displaced 1,570 gross tons. The Eidsvold was originally named the Vika then re-named the Sjoa and Frutera before finally Eidsvold. The Eidsvold was sunk by the U-151 on June 4,1918. The wreck has never been discovered or positively identified but is assumed to lie in deep water off Virginia.
   Ethel C Shipwreck

The Ethel C was a freighter built in 1943.She was 328 feet long had a 44 foot beam and displaced 2,847 gross tons. The vessel was originally named the Wrenwood and later re-named the Collingbourne before finally Ethel C. The Ethel C foundered and sunk on April 16,1960. Today she sits in 185 feet of water.

    Eureka Shipwreck

Bottles and artifacts recovered from the Eureka shipwreck. Photo courtesy

    Francis Powell Shipwreck



    Frankfort Shipwreck




   Juno Shipwreck


    Lillian Luckenbach Shipwreck



   Marine Electric Shipwreck


   Merida Shipwreck



   Monroe Shipwreck


   New Orleans Shipwreck


    Ocean Venture Shipwreck



   USS S-5 Shipwreck

The USS submarine S-5  231 feet long and displaced 876 tons. She was commissioned on March 6, 1920.  On September 1st of the same year, the subs main induction valve was left open in error. Her crew was able to close valves to most areas but her Torpedo Room completely flooded.  Basically the S-5's bow was filled with water and caused the vessel to sink nose first. Her crew realized that the sub's length was greater than the depth of water. They pumped water out of her stern until her stern protruded above the ocean's surface.   The crew utilized a hand drill and a hack saw blade and spent over 24 hours creating a hole large enough to pass a make shift flag through. Fortunately the Atlanthus observed the wreck and sent a life boat over to investigate. Soon after the George W. Goethals arrived. The Goethals had a radio aboard and called for help. The Goethals crew worked from the surface to enlarge the tiny hole in the subs hull. Many hours later all 40 of the S-5's crew and officers wiggled out.

Today the S-5 sits in 160 feet of water. The wreck can be entered by those with proper experience and training.



    Santore Shipwreck



    USS Texas Shipwreck

    Tiger Shipwreck


    U-140 Shipwreck




   Washington Shipwreck

    Winthrop Shipwreck




    Yorktown Fleet Shipwrecks



Association of Underwater Explorers
Delaware and Maryland Shipwreck Directory.
  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Exeter House Books (June 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0961000880
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches






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