N-Buoy Wreck


Local Name:

N-Buoy Wreck

Depth:

Approximately 115 feet.

Anchoring:

Perhaps the best approach is to anchor on N-Buoy Coral Head and then swim out to the wreck.

Location:

Latitude Longitude
Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds
8 44 26.280 167 43 46.320
8 44.43800 --------- 167 43.77200 ---------
8.74063 --------- --------- 167.72953 --------- ---------

Notes:

This wreck was mentioned in Broadwater's book "Kwajalein: Lagoon of Found Ships". This wreck was also described to me by Gordon Jones a few years ago. When we found "N-Buoy LCM" that started to narrow down the search area. There are still a few rumored wrecks in this area, so the hunt continues!

This wreck is a little rubble wreck. There appear to be two small engines and at least two batteries in the debris. The bow is pointed. The starboard rudder was torn away and bent out presumably during sinking. The port rudder is sticking into the sand. The wreck was apparently wooden, but there was some steel plating on part of the hull which remains.

When we found this we did not have a lot of bottom time left, so more exploration is needed!

Just off the stern of the ship on the port side there is a large anchor laying in the sand.

Photos:

No Photos available at this time. Please check back later.


Nearby Attractions:




From: N-Buoy Wreck
AttractionDistance (feet)Bearing (deg mag)
N-North LCM #2 580 8
N-Buoy LCM 185 126
N-North LCM #1 424 35



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Created by Dave Fortin

Wed Jun 29 22:57:34 UTC 2022