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ZOVETTO shipwreck Bermuda underwater scuba diving            

By Capt. Dan Berg

Photo: Zovetto wreckage. Photo by Alan Marquardt.

The Cargo steamer Zovetto was built in 1919 by A. Stephen & Sons, Ltd., Glasgow. Originally named, War Gascon, she was 399.6 feet in length, 52.4 feet wide and displaced 5,107 gross tons. She was originally going to be completed as a tanker with the installation of tanks in her cargo holds, but due to the end of the war, was completed as a dry cargo  "A" type standard tramp. She was sold to Parodi & Accame, Genoa, and re-named Zovetto.

On February 13, 1924, the Italian steamship, Zovetto, enroute from Poti on the Black Sea to Baltimore, Maryland, with a load of manganese ore ran aground off St. David's Light. Captain Fortunat de Gregant was being lead by a Bermudian pilot boat. Apparently due to bad weather, he some how ended up on the wrong side and missed the channel. No lives were lost, and the Zovetto's cargo was latter salvaged.

Today, this wreck is also known as Rita Zovetto or Zovetta. She lies in 20 to 70 feet of water outside the breakers on the east end of the island close to the wreck of the Pelinaion.



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