Florida

Wreck Dives: Amaryllis Wreck

Amarillys Wreck West Palm Beach

Located in 85 feet of water a mile NE of the Palm Beach Inlet and just 300 yards from the Mizpah – this 445 foot banana freighter has its upper deck removed, but the lower deck and helm are intact.

The engines and mechanical systems are covered with soft corals and attract a wide variety of marine life.(Adiscuba)

Amaryllis Wreck West Palm Beach Wiki

Amaryllis was a cargo ship built in 1945 at Burrard Dry Dock in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Amaryllis

courtesy of Shipwreckexpo

She was 441.6 feet (134.6 m) long and measured 7,147 gross register tons.

Originally named Cromwell Park, she was built for the government of Canada to be used in World War II.

In 1946 she was sold to Canadian Transportation Co. Ltd. which renamed her the Harmac Vancouver. In 1948, she was sold to Greek shipowner Kydoniefs, renamed the Amaryllis and registered in Panama.

In 1965, she ran aground during Hurricane Betsy off the coast of Florida and was later sunk offshore as an artificial reef. (Wikipedia)

To Top