ALGOL

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ALGOL
(Liberty Ship)


New Jersey: Top 50 Dive Site


Top 50 Dive Site (NJ)





Lat/Long



Loran



Charts



Depth



Distance
from Shore



40.1099 / 73.6850
(D)


40 06.590 / 73 41.100

(E)


26975.0 / 43483.5
(A)


26794.8 / 43484.9

(D)


12323

NOAA


70-145


14


Websites



NJScuba.com

AquaExplorers.com



NJ Scuba Divers

CaptainZero.com



Eco-PhotoExplorers

Rob Infante s Dive Blog



ScubaDiving.com


Charters



Sea Lion



Gypsy Blood

Ol Salty II

Jeanne II

“This is the largest vessel yet used in the New Jersey Artificial Reef Program, and ranks as one of the largest vessels ever used as an artificial reef anywhere. … The Algol is completely intact, upright, and huge. It would take several trips to fully explore it, without doing any penetrations. A good dive can be had on this wreck at almost any depth you want, from the top of the superstructure at 70 ft to the main deck at 110 ft to the sand at 140 ft.”

NJscuba.com

“In addition to the lobster, mussels and crabs, the sea life on the Algol included black fish, sea bass, bergolls, ocean pout, sea anemones, Charmin jellyfish, starfish, pollak, nudibrachs, and a bit off the wreck, were winter flounder.”

Explorers Dive Club

” … the biggest name to serve on the Algol was Lt. (jg) L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. His story is rumoured to serve the basis of the play and movie “Mr. Roberts.”

ScubaDiving.com

New Jersey: Top 50 Dive Site

Notes:

  • (A)
    Gentile, Gary “Shipwrecks of New Jersey – North” 2000
  • (B)
    Lonsdale, Adrian and Kaplan, H. R. “A Guide to Sunken Ships in American Waters” 1964
  • (C)
    Gormley, Tom and Gualano, Ben “Shore Diving in New Jersey” 2005
  • (D)
    [AquaExplorers Inc.] “Loran and GPS Shipwreck Location Coordinates” 2006
  • (E)
    [ReefsandRealEstate.com] “GPS List – Manasquan Version” 2006 PDF
  • (F)
    NOAA Data

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County NJ
lat 40.109900000000000
Lng -73.685000000000000

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