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By Capt. Dan Berg

Photo dead eyes from the Blanch King. Photos by Stephen Kerr

The American schooner, Blanch King, was built in 1887 by New England S.B. Company, Bath, Maine, for T.T. Anderson. She was 192 feet long, 42feet wide and displaced 1,156 gross tons and 1021 net tons. According to her Certificate of Registry, she had two decks, four masts, a Billet head and an Elliptic stern. During her career, she was sold five times. Her last owner was the U.S. Shipping Company.

The Blanch King was en route from Norfolk to Bermuda under the command of Captain Pattison. On December 2, 1920, with a cargo of coal, she was stranded on the southwest reefs and sunk. At the time of her loss, she had eight crew men aboard; all got off safely.

This wreck now sits in 35 feet of water in a sand hole surrounded by shallow reefs. Cable and rigging are scattered across the surrounding reefs. Within her main wreckage is the center board box for her retractable keel. Divers will also notice some machinery and a capstan on the site.


The information listed above was taken with permission from the Book:
A Vacationing Divers Guide to Bermudas Shipwrecks,
by Dan and Denise Berg, 6x9 softcover,73 pages.
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by Dan and Denise Berg, 6x9, 73 page downloadable ebook. From the first quarter of the 16th century, Bermuda became a landmark for Spanish ships sailing back to Spain from the New World. The desire to sight Bermuda to confirm their position often ended their voyage as they wrecked on Bermuda's outer reefs. To this day Bermuda's treacherous reefs have taken their toll on shipping. The reefs have claimed vessels ranging from ocean lines to small fishing boats. Bermuda Shipwrecks is the most comprehensive, accurate, illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about the legendary wrecks around Bermuda. Bermuda Shipwrecks includes over 100 illustrations comprised of 61 sensational color photos, 17 rare b&w historical images, 19 stamps, 4 sketches plus one map. Bermuda Shipwrecks contains a wealth of enlightening information that gives the readers a nostalgic glimpse into the history and present condition of over 55 of Bermuda's most popular Shipwrecks. 

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