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Benwood Shipwreck

 
SITE INFORMATION
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Shipwreck Name
The Benwood
Mile Marker
105
Location
Lat N 25 03.16 Long W 80 20.02 (French Reef)
Markers
Mooring buoys B1- B4
Depth Range
25 to 55 feet deep
Date of Wreck
April 9, 1942
Type of Ship
Merchant marine freighter
Home Port/ Country
Newcastle, England
Length
360 ft. by 31 ft.
Route
From Tampa, Florida to Norfolk, Virginia
Cargo
Phosphate rock
Capacity
3,931 tons
Wreck Event
Collision with the Robert C. Tuttle while running lights out
The Benwood Shipwreck
 
The Benwoods hull structure is mostly intact up to the first deck. The structure has many puncture holes on the deck into the cargo hold. There are also several types of life located on and around the site.