Historical 8 x 10 Inch Glossy Photo of the Northern Pacific - Caught Fire and Sunk February 8, 1922 off of Cape May, NJ
- The Northern Pacific was a liner built in 1915 and was taken over by the military for World War I, armed, and used as a fast troopship.
- Owner: Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, New York, NY
- Launched: 1915
- Built: Philadelphia PA USA
- Fate: Sunk due to fire on February 8, 1922.
- Tonnage: 8,255 gross register tons (GRT)
- Length: 509 ft
Details: This historical 8 x 10 inch glossy photo of the Northern Pacific is from a personal collection of hundreds of ships and shipwreck photos produced in the late 1970's and early 80's. All photos have been protected by glassine envelopes in a temperature/humidity controlled environment and they look as glossy as the day they were produced.
The Northern Pacific was taken over by the military for World War I, armed, and used as a fast troopship. During her military service, the Northern Pacific made 13 round-trips to Europe, and was severely damaged in a grounding off Long Island. She was repaired, but later lost while under tow to be sold. The vessel never saw a day of civilian use, and is properly thought of as a Navy ship.
When diving the Northern Pacific, she lies upside down in 140 ft of water on a sandy bottom.... rising some 30 ft of the bottom. The starboard side is intact, with a few holes allowing entry. The port side has large gaping wounds as if she had exploded outward, and can be easily penetrated. Due to the long ride, she is not often dived. There was some salvage work done on her to remove her propellers. There is a debris field surrounding her, mostly on the port side. Artifacts are still found, including portholes, again mostly on the port side. She is a good lobster and spear fishing wreck. Visibility is usually good, sometimes, exceeding 100 ft. Currents can be unpredictable, and temperatures range from low 40's to the 50's during summer months.