Shipwrecks: US East Coast-2023

Atlantic Beach, NC (August 2023)

diving aboard Atlantis IV

Normania (sunk January 17, 1924 in storm)

A pile of ?? behind the ship's engine (above left); colorful growth beneath the steam engine (above right).
The Normania's bow sits on the bottom pointing upwards toward the surface (above left); a pair of french angelfish near the stern (above right)


Cassimir (sunk February 26, 1942 in collision with Lara)

The Cassimir's stern is slowly collapsing, but is still recognizable listing to port
Three views of the Cassimir's bow, which points upward like a tepee; bow winch (left); fairlead on the starboard gunwale (center); inside the bow (right)


WE Hutton, aka Papoose (sunk March 18, 1942 by U-124)

Inside the Hutton's boiler spaces


USS Schurz, formerly SMS Geier (sunk June 21, 1918 in collision with SS Florida)

The very stern of the wreck, listing to port (above left); boat davit and fish (above right)
The muzzle end of one of the Schurz's guns (above left); pile of shells for the guns (above right)
Hull plate and rivets (above left); capstan (?, above right)
Unidentified machinery (above left); upside-down gunmount (above right)


All of the above images were shot with a Sony A7RIV in a Nauticam housing. Backscatter was kind enough to loan me two Seacam 160D underwater strobes for the week--those strobes are fantastic!!

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Hatteras, NC (June 2023)

diving aboard Lion's Paw

This was the best visibility I have ever seen on the tug Keshena (above left); a goliath grouper hides underneath a hull plate on the Dixie Arrow (above right)
Scenes from the British Splendour


Atlantic Beach, NC (April 2023)

diving aboard Atlantis IV

WE Hutton, aka Papoose (sunk March 18, 1942 by U-124)

The bow section of the upside-down tanker has begun to collapse badly. The upper portion (lower hull) has fallen over to port (left), leaving the anchor in place in the hawsepipe (right).
Inside the stern section of the tanker are boilers and machinery, all ruled now by the resident marine life.


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