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Etrusco ashore
near Scituate Light
(Paul Sherman collection)

Etrusco crewman rescued
with breeches buoy
(Paul Sherman collection)

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 Etrusco
Other Names After refloating and repair, vessel was renamed Scituate
Vessel Type Freighter (Italian-owned)
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 441' /  /
Hull Construction Steel
Date of Loss March 16, 1956
Reason for Loss Blown ashore in storm
Fatalities None
Location Cedar Point, Scituate, MA, direcly in front of the historic Scituate Lighthouse
Coordinates (Lat/Lon)  
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet)  
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition Vessel remained aground for several months, but was finally hauled off the rocks, repaired and put back in service.
Diving Considerations  
Other Information The Etrusco's 30 crew members were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard using a breeches buoy.
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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