The Akron (blimp) wreck
New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
Historical and current New Jersey Shipwreck Information and images for scuba
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The Akron was a blimp like flying airship that could hold six
warplanes. She was en route from New Jersey to New England. The US
Navy dirigible Akron crashed into the Atlantic in April of 1933.
Only 4 of her 76 crew were rescued. The Navy did recover some debris
from the lightweight airship but the bulk of the craft is still
sitting on the bottom.
Today the Akron can be found in 110 feet of water and holds an
abundance of marine life including some nice size blackfish. Great
Photo: Courtesy Karen
Ann II Fishing Charters. Capt. Adam Nowalsky
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