PARKINS

By Seamus on 4/17/2012 10:33:01 AM • Rank (818) • Views 818

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Attributes
RECRD
607

VESSLTERMS
PARKINS

FEATURE_TYPE
Wreck - Submerged, dangerous to surface navigation

LATDEC
34.686044

LONDEC
-76.721586

GP_QUALITY
High

DEPTH
29.5

SOUNDING_TYPE
Feet and tenths

YEARSUNK


HISTORY

HISTORY
CL93/55--PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CS-377; ITEM 60, WRECK NO.473 (PARKINS).
US TRAWLER, SUNK 12/18/45 (YEAR OF SINKING APPEARS ERRONEOUS, 1942 MORE
LIKELY.) SECOND WRECK IN APPROX. LAT.34-41-09N, LONG.76-43-46W, REPORTED
BY LOCAL FISHERMEN TO PROTRUDE ABOUT 3 FT OFF BOTTOM.
H8247WD/55--HUNG AT 19FT; CLEARED 18FT; SOUNDING 18FT.
FE247/83--S-F605-RU/HE-83; SIDE SCAN SONAR LOCATED WRECK AT CHARTED POSITION
AND 1.3NM S. NO EVIDENCE OF SECOND WRECK FOUND. SHORAN CONTROL. IN LAT
34-41-08.61N, LONG 76-43-18.95W(NAD27). LD (PNEUMATIC DEPTH GUAGE) OF 17.4 FT.
DIVERS DESCRIBE WRECK AS WOOD AND METAL, HIGHLY DETERIORATED WITH EXCEPTION
OF METAL MAST 8-10 INCHES ACROSS AND RISING 13 FT. IN 32 FT.
H10827--OPR-F344-WH-98; WRECK FOUND BY SIDE SCAN SONAR DURING MAINSCHEME HYDROGRAPHY. THE WRECK WAS INVESTIGATED BY DIVERS TO FIND THE DETERIORATED REMAINS OF THE WRECK "PARKINS" RESTING IN 31-FOOT DEPTHS. RUSTED DECK MACHINERY AND PORTIONS OF THE ANCHOR CHAIN WERE THE ONLY RECOGNIZABLE ITEMS IN THE DEBRIS. A LEAST DEPTH OF 29.5 FEET (MLLW) WAS OBTAINED ON THE TALLEST PILE OF DEBRIS. (UPDATED 3/99 BY MBH)

DESCRIPTION
24 NO.473; TRAWLER, 133 GT, SUNK 12/18/42 BY MARINE CASUALTY, LOCATED
3/31/43 (SOURCE UNK.) POS. ACCURACY 1 MILE; WD CLEARED TO 19 FT.
27 NO.639; FISHERMAN, 133 GT, SUNK 1942, REPORTED BY 5TH ND HQ; POSITION
34-41-09N, 76-43-18W.
**** LTR. FROM COMMANDER, 5TH CG TO DIRECTOR, AMC 3/17/81. COAST GUARD
SUSPECTS WRECK HAS BROKEN UP AND IS NO LONGER A DANGER TO NAVIGATION
LOCAL DIVERS FIND NO TRACE OF WRECK AND USCGC CONIFER SEES NO INDICATION
OF WRECK ON FATHOMETER WHILE SERVICING BUOY. REQUEST RUDE AND HECK
WIRE DRAG AREA.
223 REFERENCE
230 NO.35945 (UPDATED 4/98 RWD)

Structure Information:
PARKINS is a Fishing Spot. A shipwreck or wreckage from a sunken vessel is located at this spot.

This fishing spot was added to the database on 4/17/2012 10:33:01 AM by Seamus and last updated on 4/17/2012 10:33:01 AM.


Map Location

GPS Coordinates

Degree, Decimal Minutes: 34º 41.162', 76º 43.295'
Decimal Degrees: 34.68604, -76.72159
Degree, Minutes, Seconds: 34º 41' 09.74", 76º 43' 17.72"

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