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Sheridan Wreck

 | By Seamus on 6/4/2012 11:37:11 PM | Views (5748)
MV D.T. Sheridan
GPS Coordinates:
latitude: 27°52.562' N
longitude: 083°11.140' W
depth: 82 max.
D. T. Sheridan is an 180 foot Ocean going tug that now rests in 75 feet of water. She sits upright with her prop in place.
nationality: american
purpose: utility
type: tug
propulsion: motor vessel
date built: 1951
weight (tons): 383 grt
dimensions: 138 x 27,9 x -- ft.
engine: 1 x Oil engine
cause lost: deliberate
other reasons: [1] scuttled [2] artifical reef

This is probably one of the best wreck dives in the Tampa Bay area. The Sheridan is a 180 foot tugboat that is fully intact and located in 75 to 80 foot of water. It lies on the bottom upright leaning slightly to it's starboard side. This wreck is also a haven for large game fish housing goliath grouper and barracuda. We often see walls of cigar minows moving like giant clouds inter-mingling with a myriad of fish such as Spanish mackeral, amberjack, trigger fish, and crevelle jack. Visibility is at its peak between the months of March and July. Providing no major storms strike the Gulf during the summer months, visibility can be very good up through November.

Catch Information

Species:
Goliath Grouper
Goliath Grouper

Great Barracuda
Great Barracuda

Greater Amberjack
Greater Amberjack

Grey Triggerfish
Grey Triggerfish

Spanish Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel

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Sheridan Wreck 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 6/4/2012 11:37:11 PM by Seamus and last updated on 2/27/2021 9:57:23 PM.


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