The San Salvador Shipwreck Directory  Bahamas Shipwrecks
Historical and current San Salvador, Bahamas Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers, fisherman and marine historians.




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San Salvador is known as the island upon which Columbus made his first
footstep in the new world. This island sits on top of the east edge of the
Bahama bank and is located 175 miles east-southeast of Nassau.
This island has become quite attractive to divers. Especially nice for novice
divers, there is no current with which to be concerned; the visibility is always
excellent and the wall starts in only 35 feet of water and runs the whole
12 miles of the leeward side of the island.

For more information about the Bahamas visit the Bahamas Board of Tourism’s official website –


Frascate Shipwreck. Photo by Steve Frink

The SS Frascate was a 261 foot by 35 foot, English steel hulled freighter.
The Frascate was built in 1886 in Germany and originally named Daszig.
on January l, 1902, while en route from New York to Jamaica, she ran
aground and sunk.

Today, the Frascate lies scattered on a sandy bottom in 15 to 20 feet of
water off Riding Rock Point. She was blown apart by the Army Corp of
Engineers as she was believed to be a hazard to navigation, and has since
then been spread over a very large area.
Her two large steam boilers remain intact and are the highest points on
the wreck. Other recognizable items include deck plating, a pile of anchor
chain and ballast stones. Her wreckage has become home to many small
crabs, sergeant majors, and a green moray eel that lives in the boiler.
Divers can actually swim through a 2A foot tunnel formation that runs the
entire length of her massive boiler. The Frascate's stern section is excellent
for photography. Her bow still holds some of the ship's cargo of flour
which remain neatly stacked in sacks that have over time become a concrete
like substance.

The Port Kembela, also known as the Port Campbell, was a 474 foot freighter.
She ran aground in 1924 and remained intact until a hurricane broke her
up in 1926.
She is now resting outside of a reef in 25 feet of water on a hard rock
bottom. The Port Kembela is only accessible on very calm days due to the
swells and a strong surge that is common in the area.


Basic shipwreck information and images for the Bahamas section of this site was taken with permission from the book Tropical Shipwrecks by Daniel and Denise Berg. You are invited to submit your shipwreck related articles, images and information. As long as the text, photographs, sketches etc are of professional quality we will showcase them. Full credit will be provide and a same page link to your web site can be arranged.
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