2000 SS Carolina Photos II

All images on this page 2000 by Christina Young.

The SS Carolina was a 380 foot long passenger liner sunk in WWI by the U-151 on "Black Sunday", June 2, 1918, along with five other ships, including the freighter Texel and collier Winneconne.  The wreck was discovered and dived in 1995 after extensive research by John Chatterton and John Yurga.  The Carolina lies in 250 feet of water approximately 65 miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

For additional information on the background about the SS Carolina, please consult the SS Carolina Virtual Museum and the Seeker's Carolina page.

The following pictures (all images from video) are from the voyage of the Seeker to the SS Carolina, Sunday, June 25, 2000 (continued from page I).

Wreckage from the engine area.  It's kind of fun to go around and to try to identify what the shapes in this twisted mass of wreckage once were, and what function on the ship they once had.
This is the top of the huge triple expansion engine, which is toppled over and laying on its side.
A closer look at it.  These are the tops of the steam cylinders.
Bill Cleary examines a piece of wreckage near the boilers.  Even though the visibility was good, it was very dark due to the early hour, just after 7 am.
A hatch into the furnace of one of the boilers.
The top of a boiler, looking up.
Bill Cleary digs for china.  There were shards all around this area.
A large beam in between two boilers.
Unidentified diver explores the Carolina (if you think this is you let me know!).
Another unidentified diver.
Seeker divers doing their decompression.
Bonnie Yurga, just having returned from a Carolina dive.

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