Hunting New England Shipwrecks
USS New Hampshire
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USS New Hampshire
(Paul Sherman collection)
from New Hampshire
(Bill Carter 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.
|Vessel Name||USS New Hampshire|
|Other Names||Also known as Granite State|
|Owner||U. S. Navy|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||196' / 53' / 25'|
|Built||1819-1864 at Portsmouth, NH, commissioned in 1864|
|Date of Loss||July 26, 1922|
|Reason for Loss||Caught fire and sank while in tow to be scrapped|
|Location||Graves Island, Manchester, MA, just off east side of island|
|Coordinates (Lat/Lon)||42-34-16N / 70-44-45W|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||30' Maximum|
|Typical Visibility (feet)||15'|
|Wreck Condition||Hull is broken up and mostly buried in sand. Small artifacts and copper spikes can still be found.|
|Diving Considerations||Accessible by boat only; a fun and easy dive|
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