Benwood 1942

French Reef, Key Largo

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary


Benwood bow as Indiana University researchers survey the site.



Shipwreck Trail Information-Selected as one of the dive sites for the Upper Keys to be on the Shipwreck Trail, the Benwood was sunk in 1942. She was built in 1910, a merchant marine freighter.

Historical Significance- Benwood shipwreck April 1, 1942.


Dedication Ceremony- In 1992, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Indiana University aided in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the wrecking of the Benwood freighter.


Site Illustration- A drawing to scale prepared by Indiana University


Photographic Imaging Technique (PIT)- A photographic plan with specific biological and interest points prepared by Indiana University


Research Activities- Ongoing Indiana University field study activities


Biological Monitoring- Coral monitoring of the Benwood


Marine Biology- Corals, fishes and underwater life associated with the Benwood


Diver Information- Location, depth, and general diving conditions


Underwater Tour- Dive the Benwood via the World Wide Web


Other Interests- Anchor controversy and Benwood's bell


USER Report-Shipwreck Report


To Benwood Home Page
Back to Underwater Science Page


Last updated: 22 October 2001
URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~r317doc/trail/benwood.html
Comments: Underwater Science Program
Copyright 1996, The Trustees of Indiana University