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Ship Wreck - Naeco

The Naeco was a tanker that was torpedoed and sunk on March 23, 1942 by the U-124. The ship currently is separated into 3 distinct sections, the bow, the stern and the pilot house area. All sections are located only a couple miles apart. The bow lies in 140 feet of water, and the stern sits at approximately 90 feet of water. This wreck is one of the most beautiful dives off the North Carolina Coast with a visibility generally at 60 to 100+ feet. The diverse array of aquadic life at this site will keep a diver entertained for a long time with a large variety of tropical fish; bait fish, African pompano, amberjack, grouper and sand tiger sharks. With its location so far off the coastline, our charters only visit this particular site on Extended Day Dive Trips.

  • Name: Naeco
  • Date Sank: August 4, 1992
  • Type: Landing Craft Repair Ship
  • Depth: 90-140 feet
  • Length: 430 feet
  • Penetration: Limited: Stern Break
  • Skill Level: Expert
  • Sharks: Yes, Sand Tigers