Shipwrecks: US East Coast-2021

Atlantic Beach, NC (August 2021)

diving aboard Atlantis IV

W.E. Hutton (sunk March 18, 1942 by U-124)

Karen Flynn looks down on the upside-down stern section of the tanker W.E. Hutton, sunk during World War II.
The wreck of the tanker W.E. Hutton lies upside down, stretching some 435-feet along the ocean bottom from the stern (above left) to the ship's bow (above right, nearly obscured by schooling baitfish).


Scenes from below the Hutton's inverted stern section, in and around her machinery spaces.
A few more scenes from the sunken tanker...
Karen Flynn explores a break in the ship's hull (above left); Dave Etchison fights off schooling baitfish trying to photograph the ship's stern (above right)



Cape Hatteras, NC (June 2021)

diving aboard Lion's Paw

British Splendour (sunk April 7, 1942 by U-552)

The upside-down stern section of the tanker British Splendour which was sunk during World War II.


Dixie Arrow (sunk March 26, 1942 by U-71)

Stingray and anchor chain


F.W Abrams (sunk in Allied minefield on June 11, 1942)

Buried stingray near the collapsed bowThe Abram's steam engine has largely collapsed, but one piston still stands upright with the collapsed outer cylinder lying beneath it


Liberator (sunk March 19, 1942 by U-332)

Anchor chain still stacked neatly inside the "chain chutes" at the bowBow anchor and schooling fish


Manuela (sunk June 25, 1942 by by U-404)

Sharks and jacks near the ship's bow


Proteus (sunk August 19, 1918 in collision)

Lionfish and colorful coral encrusting one of the Proteus' winches
Lionfish and shark


New Jersey "Anchor Wreck" (May 2021, unidentified)

A classic sailing ship wreck, with only wooden ribs left to mark her hull, and a large anchor at the bow along with a capstan/winch and pile of anchor chain


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