USS New Hampshire (1864) - Sinking After Fire at New York Pier

Sinking After Fire At New York Pier

Granite State served the New York State Militia until she caught fire and sank at her pier in the Hudson River on 23 May 1921. Her hull was sold for salvage on 19 August to the Mulholland Machinery Corporation. Refloated in July 1922, she was taken in tow to the Bay of Fundy. The towline parted during a storm, she again caught fire and sank off Half Way Rock near Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA on 26 July.

The shipwreck is in 30 ft (9.1 m) of water, and is an easy scuba dive. Although the hull is mostly buried in the sand, small artifacts and copper spikes may still be found. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 29 October 1976, reference number 76000261.

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