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Northern Pacific - DE


The Northern Pacific was taken over by the military for World War I, armed, and used as a fast troopship. During her military service, the Northern Pacific made 13 round-trips to Europe, and was severely damaged in a grounding off Long Island. She was repaired, but later lost while under tow to be sold. The vessel never saw a day of civilian use, and is properly thought of as a Navy ship.

Today the Northern Pacific lies upside down in 140 ft of water on a sandy bottom, rising some 30 ft of the bottom. The starboard side is intact, with a few holes allowing entry. The port side has large gaping wounds as if she had exploded outward, and can be easily penetrated. Due to the long ride, she is not often dived. There was some salvage work done on her to remove her propellers. There is a debris field surrounding her, mostly on the port side. Artifacts are still found, including portholes, again mostly on the port side. She is a good lobster and spear fishing wreck. Visibility is usually good, sometimes, exceeding 100 ft. Currents can be unpredictable, and temperatures range from low 40’s to the 50’s during summer months.