The Wreck of the U-853

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Dive this fascinating and historical U-Boat with the ECDivers Crew and Canned Air Dive Charters!

  • This is an advanced technical wreck dive, descending to almost 130ft, please make sure that you bring the proper certification documents and have all the necessary gear
  • We will be meeting at 11 Sherman Rd. South Kingston, RI
  • We will be loading the boat at 6:30am and departing at 7am sharp, please plan your arrival accordingly
  • Spots on this dive will fill up fast so sign up now!
German Submarine U-853 is famously known as the final German U-Boat to be sunk by the Allied forces following the end of WWII. Only days before Germany surrendered the war, U-853 targeted and torpedoed the collier Black Point during the Battle of Point Judith. American warships were quickly deployed and sank U-853 just 7 nautical miles east of Block Island, RI. The entire crew was lost. Today, the U-853 is a preserved war grave.
The U-853 is now a very popular New England tech diving site. Resting at 121 feet, the wreck is a popular deep dive for experienced scuba divers. U-853 now rests upright with her periscope rising to a depth of 100 feet (30m). Most of the 55 crew member bodies still remain within the hull, which is accessible through two main blast holes: one just past the conning tower leading into the radio room, and another in the starboard side of the engine room.

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