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This is Part 2 of the extensive list of Bermuda shipwrecks that have become popular dive sites.

King George
This 171-foot, 338-ton dredger started work in Bermuda in 1911 and remained active until 1930. It was scuttled 5 miles inside North Rock in 60 feet of water.

This 245-foot steel freighter sank in 1879.  It now rests in 15 to 35 feet with boilers, bow, stern and propeller all visible.

One of the oldest wrecks regularly dived, this French 60-gun, 3-masted wooden warship smashed on a the reef in 1838.  Dozens of its 9-foot-long cannons are scattered in 25-30 feet of water.

In 1903, this 345-foot steel hulled Canadian passenger ship ran aground and sank in in 25 to 30 feet of water southwest of North Rock.

Mary Celestia
This 225-foot side¬paddlewheel steamer was a Confederate blockade runner during the American Civil War. It sank in 1864 after encountering a reef. One of its coral-encrusted paddlewheels stands upright in 60 feet of water, one of Bermuda's iconic underwater images.

Minnie Breslauer
On its maiden voyage, this 300-foot steel-hulled English freighter with a cargo of wine, dried fruit and cork sank in 1873. Wreckage including the propeller, steam boilers and wheelhouse rest in 35 to 70 feet.

Another Civil War blockade runner, this 236-foot side-paddlewheel steamer sank in 1863. Largely coral encrusted, it rests in just 30 feet of water, boilers and paddlewheel intact.

North Carolina
On New Years Day, 1880, this 205-foot English iron-hulled barque sunk after hitting a reef. Upright in 25 to 40 feet of water, remnants include its bowsprit, sail rigging and deadeyes.

This 385-foot steel-hulled freighter sank in 1940 with a cargo of iron ore. Now resting in 55 feet of water, its huge boiler and engine stand upright, rising to within 10 feet of the surface.

In 1915 this 323-foot British supply ship was bringing ammunition Bermuda when it ran onto a reef. Its 2 boilers, large engine and huge propeller are in 15 to 30 feet of water.

Rita Zovetta
This Italian ship with a lyrical name sank in a 1924 hurricane. At 360 feet long, this cargo ship ( which can be penetrated in spots) is in only 20 to 70 feet of water.  .

 Sea Venture
This 75-foot long passenger ship is on a 60¬foot sandy bottom in Eastern Blue Cut near the inshore reef. Sunk in 2007, the superstructure rises to within 30 feet of the surface.

The bow, engine and boilers of this 228-foot Danish steamer lies in 10 to 40 feet. Carrying a cargo of coal, the ship died on a reef  in 1920. 

Xing Da
Larger marine life resides  at this 221-foot Cantonese freighter seized in 1996 by the U.S. Coast Guard. The ship was sunk as an artificial reef in 1997.

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