REPUBLIC

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REPUBLIC

(passenger liner)


New Jersey: Top 50 Dive Site


Top
50 Dive Site (NJ)






Lat/Long



Loran



Charts



Depth



Distance
from Shore



40-25.5 / 69-40.0
(B)


40.4296 / 69.7614

(D)


40/28/50.15 / 069/37/57.17

(F)


14073.0 / 43453.6
(D)

14073.1 / 43453.4
(G)


13204

NOAA


240


.


Websites



NJScuba.com

AquaExplorers.com

TheWreckSite.com

Official
RMS Republic Website


Richard Stinchcomb

Scubaboard.com

New York Times 1987


Charters


none found

26 miles south of Nantucket

“In August of 1981,Captain Steve Bielenda of the Research Vessel
Wahoo located the Republic s resting place …”


AquaExplorers.com

“The Republic may have been carrying $3,000,000 face value (
1909 dollars, 5 tons of gold ) of newly minted American Gold Double Eagle
coins ( $20 gold pieces ) shipped in 75 one-hundred-sixty pound wooden boxes.
In addition, there may be 14 tons of gold bars in 196 one-hundred-sixty
pound casks, a $6 million current value US Government payroll shipment,
and several tons of silver bars; and then again, maybe not.”


NJscuba.com

“The wreck is sitting upright on a sandy bottom. Visibility in
the area can reach 60 feet. The superstructure is collapsing. Penetration
into the wreck is possible, with many holes created by salvage operations.
The interior is loaded with artifacts; personal items, lamps, china, and
brass of all types.”


(G)

New Jersey: Top 50 Dive Site

Notes:

  • (B)
    Lonsdale, Adrian
    and Kaplan, H. R. “A Guide to Sunken Ships in American Waters”
    1964
  • (D)
    [AquaExplorers
    Inc.] “Loran and GPS Shipwreck Location Coordinates” 2006
  • (F)
    NOAA Data
  • (G)
    “Shipwrecks
    of New England” Richard Stinchcomb: http://home.att.net/~rstinchcomb/newreck/republic.html

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County NJ
lat 40.429600000000000
Lng -69.761400000000000

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