Christened Vulcano del Golfo in 1977, this offshore oilfield supply vessel was sunk as an artificial reef in 1993 in memory of Navy Supervisor of Salvage Captain Charles “Black Bart” Bartholomew. Divers can swim through the intact wheelhouse at 40 feet, investigate the deck at 66 feet, and explore the open cargo holds at 80 feet. Visitors to Black Bart can also visit the ship’s head (complete with toilet) and the galley (that’s the kitchen for you landlubbers) which still has several appliances.
|Date of Sinking||Depth||Length||Beam||Location|
|July 27, 1993||85 ft.||185 ft.||38 ft.||30° 3.61’ N
085° 49.45’ W
|Date of Sinking||July 27, 1993|
|Location||30° 03.648’ N
085° 49.433’ W
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