The USS New Hampshire Shipwreck  Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, & Maine Shipwrecks
Historical and current New England Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers, fisherman and marine historians.




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The wood hulled 74gun Ship-of-the Line New Hampshire was originally named the Alabama. Although her construction was started in 1816 the vessel was never completed. In 1864the ship was finally launched and re-named New Hampshire. She was 208 feet long had a 51 foot beam and displaced 2633 tons. In 1904 after a long career the New Hampshire was once again re-named Granite State. She then served as a training ship.

In May of 1921 the warship caught fire. She was burned into a smoldering hulk. In August her charred remains were sold for scrap. In July of 1922 the hull was raised. The New Hampshire was then taken in tow en-route for Eastport, Maine. While being towed another fire started. The tug quickly responded and rescued the two crew aboard the old ship. Unfortunately, they could do little but watch the New Hampshire burn. The hulk drifted onto Graves Island.

The remains of the New Hampshire are scattered in 10 to 40 feet of water. According to diver Bill Carter divers can find solid copper spikes that were hand wrought in Paul Revere's foundry. The "US" stamped on the shank indicates approval of US Navy Bureau of Ships.

New Hampshire Shipwreck. Courtesy Bill Carter Collection

Courtesy Bill Carter Collection

Courtesy Bill Carter Collection

Courtesy Bill Carter Collection

Courtesy Bill Carter Collection



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