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FLORIDA West Coast Shipwrecks Leroy Wreck Panama City
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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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LEROY Panama City

The Leroy was built by Atlantic Iron Works in Boston, Massachusetts. She was laid down on June 18, 1874, and was originally commissioned the Revenue Cutter Samuel Dexter. She had an overall length of 143.6 feet and was 129 feet long at her water line. She had a 23 foot beam, displaced 209 gross tons and was powered by a 400 hp compound engine. The Samuel Dexter was sold on July 18, 1908, to Aiken Tugboat Company of Pensacola and renamed Leroy.

On November 16, 1926, while the Leroy was en route from Pensacola to Tampa and Sarasota, she started to take on water, and her pumps were started. Only one hour later she sank. Her crew of 15 took to a life boat and reached shore 18 hours later.

Today the wreck of the Leroy sits scattered in 118 feet of water. Her boiler is about all that is still recognizable. Divers report the marine life here to include snapper, grouper, amberjack and an occasional shark.


Photo: The Leroy was 129 feet long, had a 23 foot beam and displaced 209 gross tons. Photo courtesy The Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia.

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 provided and a same page link to your web site can be arranged.

 
 
 
 
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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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