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Ship Wreck - Atlas

The Atlas built in 1916 was a gasoline tanker that found itself in the wrong place at the wrong time on April 9, 1942. With U-Boat activity very high in its surrounding water, this tanker was unarmed and in a very dangerous position. It underwent attack on the evening of the 9th and was torpedoed by the U-552. The ship took its final resting place 23 miles east/southeast of the Beaufort NC inlet. The top of the tanker is at 90 feet depth and the maximum depth is 130 feet. This site is visited on our Full Day Dive Trip.

  • Name: Atlas
  • Date Sank: April 9, 1942
  • Type: Tanker
  • Depth: 130 feet
  • Length: 450 feet
  • Penetration: Limited - Bow Section
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Sharks: Yes, Sand Tigers