CARRIER DOVE Longitude: -80. Latitude: 31.**-** Details: H9865/80--17-18FT DEPTHS IN VICINITY. (UPDATED 5/94 RWD) CL1189/85--DR. E.L. SPENCE, SHIPWRECKS INC., A WRECK WAS LOCATED WITH A KLEIN HYDROSCAN 531-T SIDE SCAN SONAR APPROX. 3NM OFF TYBEE IS. GEORGIA IN APPROX. POS. LAT 31.**-** IT HAS BEEN TENTATIVELY IDENTIFIED AS THE BRITISH SHIP CARRIER DOVE WHICH WAS LOST MARCH 3,1876 IN 16FT DEPTHS.(ENT 6/89 MJF) LNM52/85(12/24/85)--7TH CG DIST; DANGEROUS SUBM WK PA LOCATED APPROX. POS. LAT 31-**-**N, LONG 80-**-**W(NAD27). (ENT 6/89 MJF) H10577/94--OPR-G115; CARRIER DOVE (SUBM 10FT AT MLLW), DIVER-MOD-3 GAUGE, DIMENSIONS COINCIDE WITH AMERICAN LLOYDS DATA. POOR VISIBILITY, DIVERS LOCATED TWO POSTS, PROBABLY RIBS, WHICH EXTENDED APPROX 15 FT OFF BOTTOM. POSITION GIVEN IN LAT 31-**-**N, 80-47-46.66W. (UPDATED 8/95 RWD) DESCRIPTION **** LORAN-C RATES: 7980-Y-45609.1, 7980-Z-61294.9 **** AMERICAN LLOYDS (1872): REPORTED CARRIER DOVE WITH A DRAFT OF 21FT AND 1615 TONS; 217FT L; 41.8FT W; TWO-DECKED VESSEL; BUILT AT BALTIMORE, MD IN 1855; NO CARGO NOTED; TRAVELING IN BALLAST. I have purposely left some of the coordinates out for the security of the wreck site.
Below is the information from my charting software of Dr Spence's discovery of the wreck:
This project came about while I was laid up for six weeks recovering from surgery. My IPAD got a lot of use during that time and between Netflix episodes of Mad Men I pursued my interest in studying Tybee Roads, the long stretch of navigable water that allows ships to enter the Savannah River. I use a charting software called Simple Charts (Derek Trauger & Assoc.) . It is really great software and it gives the location of wrecks and obstructions and as a side benefit, information about these wrecks. This is where I saw the Carrier Dove info by Dr Spence of Shipwrecks Incorporated. My interest was peaked and I then discovered the wonderful Wikipedia article about her with the contributions of several people:
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