Hunting New England Shipwrecks

USS Bass

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USS Bass
with sistership Bonita
(Mariners Museum)


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.

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name Bass, USS
Other Names Formerly known as SS-164 and B-2
Vessel Type Submarine
Owner United States Navy
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 341' / 27' / 15'
Tonnage 2,506
Hull Construction Steel
Propulsion Diesel / Electric / Propellers
Built 1924 at Portsmouth, NH
Date of Loss March 18, 1945
Reason for Loss Scuttled in Navy experiment
Fatalities None
Location 7 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
Attention Divers
The information on this page was obtained from a variety of sources. Although we have attempted to make it as accurate as possible, it may contain errors.  For your personal safety, use extreme caution when diving on this wreck.

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