Shipwrecks: Past & Present

SS United States wrecked in 1881

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<b>SS United States wrecked in 1881</b>

The steamer United States was shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Romain, South Carolina in 1881. Built in Connecticut in 1864, she was the finest ship constructed by one of America’s foremost shipyards. The shipwreck was discovered and identified by underwater archaeologist Dr. E. Lee Spence. In 2012, the Federal District Court ruled that Spence was the “true and exclusive owner of the abandoned wreckage.”

Read about her History & Discovery


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