Ancient Mariner

SPECIFICATIONS

COORDINATES

MAX DEPTH

RELIEF

SUNK DATE

26° 18.121' N

70

ft

0

ft

80° 03.729' W

21

0

m

m

June 09, 1991

25

ft

7.5

m

165

ft

50

m

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM TRAINING 

HISTORY

  • Launched: July 7, 1934, by the Marietta manufacturing Company at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

  • Commissioned: October 10, 1934, serving during World War II on the Gulf Sea Frontier.

    • May 21, 1942, rescued 28 survivors from the sunken tanker Faja de Oro

    • June 7, 1942, picked up 27 survivors from the torpedoed freighter Suwied

    • January 24 to August 17, 1942, engaged in six separate depth charge attacks against enemy U-boats in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

    • Finished the war on escort duty between Key West and New York

  • Following World War II, patrolled between Florida and Cuba enforcing US. law, conducting search and rescue operations, and aiding Cuban refugees.

  • 1964: Sold to Auto Marine Engineering, Incorporated of Miami

  • 1979: Opened as a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale River

  • 1981: Sunk at the dock

  • 1986: 97 diners were infected with Hepatitis A, then closed. It was the largest food-borne hepatitis outbreak in Florida’s history.

Name History:

  • U.S.C.G.C. Nemesis (WPC‐111) (1934)

  • Livingston's Landing (1979)

  • Ancient Mariner (1981)

Divesite:

Now a popular dive site, the wreck is an easy dive with other wrecks in the near vicinity. The Ancient Mariner points to the southeast, and divers swimming off the bow will find the tug Berry Patch, as well as the remains of the Chuck A Luck II (formerly the River Queen) and the C-Note.

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