Hunting New England Shipwrecks

USS New Hampshire

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USS New Hampshire
(Paul Sherman collection)

 Copper spikes
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.

Shipwreck Data

Vessel Name USS New Hampshire
Other Names Also known as Granite State
Vessel Type Ship-of-the-Line
Owner U. S. Navy
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 196' / 53' / 25'
Tonnage 2,600
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Sails
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
Fatalities None
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
Other Information  
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