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USS YANKEE

The navy cruiser USS Yankee was built in Newport News in 1892. She was originally named the El Norte. She was acquired by the Navy from the Southern Pacific Company and commissioned on April 14, 1898. She was 406 feet long had a 48.4 foot beam and displaced 6225 gross tons. On August 23, 1908while serving as a training ship the Yankee was caught in a dense fog. She ran aground on Spindle Rock off Westport MA. In December of the same year she was pulled off the rocks. Her reprieve however, was short lived. While being towed en-route to New Bedford the Yankee sank in Buzzards Bay. Today the Yankee sits in 55 feet of water in Buzzards Bay. According to Capt Eric Takakjian the wreck has very little relief and is scattered. Even though the wreck is low lying it still holds its shape. Eric suggests divers use a reel for navigation on this site. Visibility averages 3 to 5 feet. This is a very productive artifact wreck.

 

Side Scan Sonar image courtesy John P. North EdgeTech Marine Products and Systems
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Bill Carter Collection

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Shipwreck Diving ebook
The complete diver's guide to mastering the skills of shipwreck diving.

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Shipwreck Diving is a complete how to ebook about the sport of wreck diving. This downloadable PDF e-book is packed with information and heavily illustrated with over 80 sensational color photographs. Daniel Berg, a noted wreck diver, instructor and author of ten shipwrecks related books, describes all the basics of wreck diving. Topics include everything from equipment modifications, communication, and wreck penetration to artifact preservation. Dan also tells how to navigate on a wreck and be able to return to the anchor line after the dive. Why some divers find more artifacts and explains how to catch lobsters. Shipwreck Diving also covers such diverse topics as shipwreck research, photography, spear fishing and how to use an underwater metal detector. This exciting book tells all the tricks of the trade that until now have only been learned through years of experience. Shipwreck divers of all caliber will find Shipwreck Diving informative, rewarding and entertaining

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