Corey N Chris

SPECIFICATIONS

COORDINATES

MAX DEPTH

RELIEF

SUNK DATE

26° 13.863' N

244

ft

60

ft

80° 03.432' W

74

18

m

m

May 18, 1986

ft

m

120

ft

36.4

m

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HISTORY

  • Launched: 1942, by the US Army, manufactured by the Nashville Bridge Company.

 

Name History:

  • BC‐246 (1942)

  • Trident

  • Chris N Corey (Divesite)

 

Divesite:

Just offshore of Hillsboro Inlet lies as one of the most visually spectacular artificial reefs in Florida. Commonly referred to as the “R.B.J.”, this site actually consists of two shipwrecks: the Carey N Chris and the Ronald B. Johnson.

The fact that the Ronald B. Johnson rests directly on top of the Corey N Chris, makes the site quite unique. The site could not have been planned better. Yet, it is interesting to note that the final orientation of the two wrecks occurred simply as a result of dumb luck.

The Corey N Chris was named after the two sons of Carlos Sanchez, a Boca Raton man who won a contest to name the new artificial reef.

The vessel was originally intended to be placed in 200 feet of water, but she ultimately came to rest on the seabed at a depth of approximately 260 feet. Oriented with her bow pointing towards shore, there is a slight slope associated with the site; the depth around her stern approaches 270 feet, while the sand off her bow is 255 feet in depth.

LOCATION

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