Shipwrecks USA Salvage Projects Page 2
See below a list of Historic Sites and Shipwrecks future salvage projects.
Note: Some of these projects have already been completed.
American steamer foundered November 26, 1898, in twenty-seven fathoms, two miles offshore Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, carrying down $220,000 in Gold and Silver specie and $18,000 in jewels and uncut diamonds in bags.
American barge. Captain Peter Moore, while reducing the weight of his vessel, dumped four hundred tons of metal (Silver and lead) ore overboard during a storm, September 27, 1903, while en route to the American Smelting & Refining Co. off Sewaren, Staten Island Sound, New Jersey. Of the 7,678 ingots, only 2,938 were salvaged. The British and Foreign Insurance Company, Ltd., insured the consignment, 246 tons remaining unsalvaged.
British frigate foundered March 25, 1798, in fourteen fathoms, one mile off lightship at Cape Henlopen, Delaware Bay, Delaware, with $15,000,000 in Gold and Silver bullion and specie, seventy tons of Copper ingots, 80,000 pounds of English Gold taken on at Jamaica for the Bank of England, in London, and a consignment of jewels. To date some $200,000 in coins has been washed ashore off Lewes, Delaware, after storms. Many salvage attempts to locate this vessel’s remains have failed.
Five Unidentified Spanish Galleons
Foundered May 25, 1798, in ten fathoms, offshore St. Bernard Inlet, Georgia, with an estimated $1,000,000 in Gold and Silver bullion and specie.
Spanish thirty-four gun frigate foundered in thirty fathoms, on October 29, 1802, on coastal shelf approximately twenty-two miles East of Cape May, New Jersey, with $300,000 in Silver bullion.
British frigate, a sixty-four gun pay ship for the forces of Admiral Howe, to make payment to the troops at the Battle of Germantown, near Philadelphia, Pa., foundered November 11, 1777, in sixteen fathoms, just offshore of Forts Mercer and Nassau, in Delaware Channel, New Jersey, with approximately $1,000,000 in Gold and Silver bullion and specie.
British frigate, an eighteen -gun pay ship for the forces of Admiral Howe, to make payment to the troops at the Battle of Germantown, near Philadelphia, Pa., foundered November 13, 1777, in eighteen fathoms, just offshore of Forts Mercer and Nassau, in the Delaware Channel, New Jersey, with $2,000,000 in Gold and Silver bullion and specie, this was the second loss to the Admiral in two days.
American frigate pay ship (privateer) of General Washington’s forces in the Battle of the Revolution, sank March 11, 1779, in six fathoms, four miles off Goshen Reef (now Bartlett’s Reef), near Waterford, Connecticut, with $200,000 in Gold and Silver specie.
British frigate pay ship foundered September 13, 1780, in eleven fathoms, off 138th Street, East River, New York, with $1,800,000 in Gold and Silver bullion and specie.
British frigate pay ship foundered September 13, 1780, in eight fathoms, between North Brothers Island and 138th Street, East River, New York. The vessel carried down approximately $3000,000 in Gold and Silver bullion and specie.
Two unidentified Spanish Galleons
Foundered in 1784, off Sandbridge, south of Virginia Beach, Virginia, with an estimated $1,000,000 in Gold and Silver bullion and specie.
British frigate foundered July 21, 1785, in fifteen fathoms, two miles Northeast of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with $500,000 in Gold and Silver bullion and specie. Coins are constantly being washed ashore.
Photo- Permission from Kevin M. McCarthy “Thirty Florida Shipwrecks” Historic Sites and Shipwrecks future Salvage Projects will have new additions added each year.