Algol Charter 9/10/23


Type:  artificial reef, Andromeda class attack transport ( freighter ), U.S. Navy, also known as a “Victory Ship”, although often   incorrectly referred to as a Liberty Ship
Name:  One of a series of Navy transports named for stars; Algol is a star in the constellation Perseus, also known as the Demon star.
Built:  1943; Oakland CA USA, as James Barnes
Specs:  ( 459 x 63 ft ) 13910 displacement tons, 429 crew *
* this figure almost certainly includes embarked Marines
Sponsor:  Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration
Sunk:  Thursday November 22, 1991 – Sea Girt Artificial Reef
GPS:  40°06.545′ -73°41.450′
Depth:  145 ft +, starts at 70 ft, main deck at 110 ft


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