Rodeo 25

Florida,North America

Nore was laid down in Nederland in 1956 and was in service as a local freighter until 1969 when she was sold and renamed Booker Trojan. She was sold several times during her career, and ended up in the USA named Windvard Trader in 1986. She did service on the Miami River, but was soon after laid up. Early in 1990 it was decided that she should be sunk outside the coast of Florida to create an artificial reef. 12.May 1990 she scuttled outside Pompona Beach. At this event almost 100.000 people showed up to participate in the 25th anniversary for "Pompona Beach Fishing Rodeo". To honor this she was before the sinking given the name Rodeo 25. Today the wreck stands on her keel as a classic "Donald Duck" wreck on a depth of 33 to 40 meter approx one kilometer outside Pompano Beach.


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Rodeo 25
Nore, Booker Trojan, Caricom Adventurer, Windvard Trader 215,0 x 33,0 x ? f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
495 grt Amsterdam ( NL ) 1956 ( US )

GPS: N 26° 13.878′ W 080° 03.813′


Picture : Nore
Courtesy of Shipspotting
Underwater Video

Timeline:
June 1956 as NORE for N.V. Scheepvaart Maatschappij "Svea" ,Amsterdam.
Delivered on September 19, 1956.
May 1969 BOOKER TROJAN for S. William Coe & Co. Ltd,Bridgetown
1975 for Booker Line Ltd. in Bridgetown.
1976 CARICOM ADVENTURER for St.Godric's Shipping Co,Limassol
1976 CARIGULF VENTURE for Carigulf Ltd. in Limassol.
1977 for Carigulf Ltd. in Panama, Panama flag.
1984 for Carigulf Ltd. in Georgetown,Cayman Islands
1986 WINDWARD TRADER for Windward Shipping Co
1990, as RODEO 25 sunk as artificial reef