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USS Ohio

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USS Ohio
(U.  S. Navy)


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 Ohio
Other Names  
Vessel Type Ship-of-the-Line
Owner United States Navy
Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 208' / 53' /
Tonnage 2,757
Hull Construction Wood
Propulsion Sails
Built 1820 at Brooklyn, NY
Date of Loss April 1884
Reason for Loss Grounded while being scrapped
Fatalities None
Location Off Fanning Point, Greenport, NY
Coordinates (Lat/Lon)  
Coordinates (Loran C)  
Water Depth (feet) 20'
Typical Visibility (feet)  
Wreck Condition Wreck was burned to reduce obstruction. Bottom of hull remains,  mostly buried in sand
Diving Considerations  
Other Information  
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