James C. King

Name: James C. King
Rating: Intermediate to Advanced
Built: 1887
Length: 175 ft (53 m)
Sunk: 1901 in a storm
Depth: 20-90 ft (7-27 m)

The King was wrecked while under tow by the Wetmore in November 1901. The bottom of the hull rests on a steep incline with the stern in 20 ft and the bow in 90 ft. The rudder and steering gear rest in 20 feet of water near the stern. The hull has split at the keel and the centreboard has broken and is lying on top of the hull. Since this wreck sits on a steep incline, it is very important to pay constant attention to proper buoyancy control on this dive. Pay close attention to the bow because you can still see the engraved Roman Numeral which helped indicate the ballast depth. At the end of your dive you can spend your safety stop exploring southwest of the main wreck site where you will find another section of the hull and many pieces of scattered wreckage.

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