Source: Gentile, Gary, Shipwrecks of North Carolina: From Hatteras Inlet South, Gary Gentile Productions, 1993
Name: NORMANNIA Type: Freighter
Date Sunk: 1/17/24 Cause: Foundered
Size (ft.): 312 x 45 x 20 Tonnage: 2,654 tons
Propulsion: Coal-fired steam Location N33° 51.552'/W77° 09.373'

Diving Depths: 90-110 ft.
Current: slight to moderate
Visibility: Usually in excess in 60 feet
Summer Temperature:low 80s in summer
Points of Interest: Intact bow and stern with high relief; two boilers, engine; rudder and propeller and spare propeller; port and starboard anchors;
Fish/Animal Life: The usually NC marine animals inhabit this wreck - amberjacks, spadefish, baitfish and barracudas. This wreck also seems to be inhabited with many species which inhabit more tropical waters - angelfish, lobster, african pampano, hogfish, etc.
Description:The Normannia is a long run - especially from the Morehead City area, but is one of the prettiest wrecks off of North Carolina and well worth a visit. Generally, it lies on it keel and is contiguous. The bow and stern are relatively intact and provide the greatest relief. The stern has stayed relatively intact over the decades and is laying on its port side. The bow has collapsed a bit under its own weight, but still provides some structure. Except for the large boilers (2) and engine, the middle section is flat and open. The starboard edge of the wreck has a bit more structure than the port side. The wreck site is easy to navigate on if there is any level of viz and wreck can be covered in one dive with a little bit of concentration. In the past, old bottles were found at various parts of this wreck.

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Engine starboard side (circa 2021) Auxilliary boiler and 2 main boilers (circa 2021)
Engine and boilers Rick and Hank on the bow
Engine Bow Joe comes out of the stern Boiler detail
Spare propeller Windless and wreckage, aft of engine
Rudder and propeller Starboard anchor, bow

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