Hunting New England Shipwrecks
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(Bill Carter collection)
Chelsea bow (ca. 2000)
(Jim Lee photo)
The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.
|Other Names||Former name Texaco #145|
|Vessel Type||Coastal tanker|
|Owner||Peerless #1 Corporation|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||170' / 30' / 12'|
|Propulsion||Oil-fired engine / Propellers|
|Built||1919 at Bath, ME|
|Date of Loss||February 10, 1957|
|Reason for Loss||Grounded on Sandy Bay Breakwater, then sank|
|Location||Off Rockport, MA - 1/2 mile NE of Thatcher Island.|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||42-38-52 N / 70-34-11 W|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||60' Maximum|
|Typical Visibility (feet)||10-40'|
|Wreck Condition||Vessel broke in half after sinking. Bow is upright and intact; stern is broken up and scattered.|
|Diving Considerations||Strong current area; dive at slack tide only|
Attention Divers The information on this page was obtained from a variety of sources. Although we have attempted to make it as accurate as possible, it may contain errors. For your personal safety, use extreme caution when diving on this wreck.
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