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SS Admiral Sampson

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I had the pleasure of diving with the guys from Maritime Documentation Society (MDS) on the SS Admiral Sampson for two days last week. What an amazing wreck!

Quick stats:

  • 296 feet x 36 feet
  • Born: December 1898
  • Sunk: August 26th, 1914
  • Lies in 320 fsw off Point No Point

Day 1 Diving

~ 8 minutes on the bottom (turned for severe current and equipment failure)

Day 2 Diving

~18 Minutes on the bottom (planned bottom time of 20 min), 120 min total run time.

Other Resources

For some great historical research and much more polished (awesome) videos, see the work of Dan Warter with DCS Films:

A Day of Diving at Alki

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Diving at Alki Beach Cove 2 in 2010

Critters by time stamp:

  • 00:02     Vermillion Rockfish
  • 00:28     Giant Pacific Octopuses (2)
  • 00:59     Ling Cod
  • 02:28     Little Red Octopuses (4+)
  • 05:23     Grunt Sculpin
  • 05:34     Gunnel
  • 06:37     Cabezon