Princess Britney

SPECIFICATIONS

COORDINATES

MAX DEPTH

RELIEF

SUNK DATE

25° 42.029' N

88

ft

25

ft

80° 05.210' W

27

8

m

m

April 29, 2003

30

ft

9

m

165

ft

50

m

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RECOMMENDED MINIMUM TRAINING 

Scuba Diver Minimal training suggested

HISTORY

  • Launched: July 10, 1956, as a cargo vessel by Nobiskrug Werft of Rendsburg, Germany and owned by Captain Behrens.

  • 1965: owned by Martin von Ronn

  • 1973: owned by Giromar Shipping Company, Limited of Cyprus

  • 1973: owned by Eva Sorensen, Denmark

  • 1975: owned by Harry Jacobsen

  • 1998: owned by Leyenda Shipping, Incorporated of Belize

  • 2001: owned by Salvador Shipping and Trading of El Salvador

  • 2002: seized by the US. Customs after 156 pounds of cocaine were discovered hidden underneath the deck in the freighter’s engine room during ”Operation Riverwalk.”

  • Sunk: April 29, 2003


Name History

  • Heinz Helmut (1956)

  • Elbstrand (or Elbestrand) (1965)

  • Claudia (1973)

  • Ellen Peter (1973)

  • Lorelei (1975)

  • Leyenda (1998)

  • Princess Britney (2001)


Divesite

Divers will find the Princess Britney upright and intact, and in close proximity to several other artificial reefs. Several swim-thrus are available at the wreck, including the visit of a pretty intact engine room and the quarters.

LOCATION

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