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The Norness Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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NORNESS

The Panamanian tanker Norness was built in 1939. She was 489 feet long and had a 65 foot beam. On January 14, 1942 the Norness was en-route to New York. She was torpedoed by theU-123 about 60 miles southeast of Montauk Point. The Norness did not go down immediately. All of her crew were able to get into life boats before the U-Boat fired two additional torpedoes that sent the huge ship bow first to the bottom.

The Norness now sits in 270 feet of water 61 miles out of Montauk Point.
Photo below: Is a porthole recovered from the Norness Wreck by diver Rob Infante.


 

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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