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FLORIDA East Coast Shipwrecks Ronald B Johnson Wreck Broward County
Historical and current Florida East Coast Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers, fisherman and marine historians.
             

 

 

 

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The Divers Guide to Shipwrecks around the State of Florida and the Florida Keys. Includes over 240 illustrations comprised of 151 color photos, 83 black and white historical images, 8 dynamic u/w sketches.
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RONALD B. JOHNSON Broward County

The bulk carrying freighter Ronald B. Johnson was built in Holland in 1955 as the Otto. She was 226 feet long, had a 37 foot beam and a 16 foot draft. The Otto burned and sunk in Kingston Harbor, Jamaica, on December 24, 1983. She was sold for scrap, raised and towed to Pompano Beach and resunk on May 15, 1988. The wreck was dedicated to America's Vietnam veterans. Now renamed R.B. Johnson, the freighter is a deep water wreck that is better left to fishermen or highly experienced deep divers as she sits in 240 to 260 feet of water.

According to local diver, Ed Murphy, there are two wrecks on this site. Ed reports that the R.B. Johnson actually sits on top and at a right angle to a deeper wreck which may be the Corey N Chris, a dredge sunk in 1986.

Photo: The Ronald B. Johnson was sunk as an artificial reef on May 15, 1988. Photo courtesy Steve Somerville.

Basic shipwreck information and images for this section of this site was taken with permission from the book Florida Shipwrecks by Daniel Berg. You are invited to submit your shipwreck related articles, images and information. As long as the text, photographs, sketches etc are of professional quality we will showcase them. Full credit will be provide and a same page link to your web site can be arranged.


 

 
 
 
 
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The Divers Guide to Shipwrecks around the State of Florida and the Florida Keys,

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By Dan and Denise Berg, 180 pages. Shipwrecks are an important complement to the natural coral reefs as a sport diving attraction in Florida. From the barley discernable ballast piles of the 1733 fleet to the almost perfectly intact modern ships sunk specifically as artificial reefs throughout the state, shipwrecks inspire an aura of mystery and fascination. Florida Shipwrecks is the most comprehensive, accurate, illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about the shipwrecks around the state of Florida. This downloadable ebook contains a wealth of enlightening information that gives the readers a nostalgic glimpse into the history and present condition of over 235 shipwrecks. Florida Shipwrecks includes over 240 illustrations comprised of 151 color photos, 83 black and white historical images, 8 dynamic u/w sketches. Divers , snorkelers, marine historians, armchair sailors or anyone with a general interest in history diving or the sea will surely find this ebook fascinating, as well as indispensable.

 

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