Hunting New England Shipwrecks
The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.
|Vessel Name||Bass, USS|
|Other Names||Formerly known as SS-164 and B-2|
|Owner||United States Navy|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||341' / 27' / 15'|
|Propulsion||Diesel / Electric / Propellers|
|Built||1924 at Portsmouth, NH|
|Date of Loss||March 18, 1945|
|Reason for Loss||Scuttled in Navy experiment|
|Location||7½ miles south of Southeast Point, Block Island, RI|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||41-01-09 N / 71-32-50 W|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||160'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)||10-40'|
|Wreck Condition||Upright and mostly intact|
|Diving Considerations||A beautiful wreck, but a deep dive|
|Other Information||Identical sisterships - Bonita and Barracuda|
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