Jupiter Star / Cleve Jones

SPECIFICATIONS

COORDINATES

MAX DEPTH

RELIEF

SUNK DATE

25° 48.975' N

170

ft

30

ft

80° 04.890' W

52

9

m

m

August 14, 2002

33

ft

10

m

232

ft

70.3

m

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HISTORY

  • Launched: May 19, 1956. At B.V. v/h Scheepswerven Gebr. Van Diepen at their Waterhuizen, Netherlands, shipyard, for South Holland Shipping Company as a general cargo freighter.

  • 1961: Converted to an alive stock carrier for the purpose of ferrying horses. Its capacity was os 202 horses

  • 1961 to 1966: carried more than 52,000 horses between Amsterdam and the Baltic Sea port of Klaipéda, Lithuania

  • 1966: Retrofitted into a general cargo ship.

  • 1968: Sold to Peter Schaa Sr. (Leer, Germany)

  • 1976: Sold to a Cypriot company

  • 1979: Sold to a Greek company

  • 1983: Sold to Cassandra Shipping Co.

  • 1990: Sold to Gaya Shipping, Inc.

  • 1993: Sold to a Honduran company

  • 1994: Sold

  • 1994: Rose Shipping Limited (Belize)

  • August 14, 2002: Scuttled at the Pflueger Artificial Reef Site off Miami, after being abandoned to rust on the Miami River. The Atlantic Gamefish Foundation helped prepare the freighter, which was renamed the Cleve Jones, Sr.


Name History:

  • Ubbergen (1956)

  • Hella Schaa (1968)

  • Katerina El (1976)

  • Kostas (1979)

  • Nita II (1983)

  • Pallini (1985)

  • Eleni M. (1990)

  • Nitsa (1991)

  • Falcon (1993)

  • Christopher 8 Natalie (1994)

  • Rosemarie (1994)

  • Jupiter Star (????)


Divesite

The former Ubbergen now rests intact on its port side, in approximately 160 feet of water. It is possible for divers with the requisite training and experience to penetrate down the funnel into the engine room, where numerous gauge panels can be observed.

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