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.
|Nore, Booker Trojan,
Caricom Adventurer, Windvard Trader
|| 215,0 x 33,0 x ? f
||Amsterdam ( NL ) 1956
||( US )
N 26° 13.878′ W 080° 03.813′
Picture : Nore
Courtesy of Shipspotting
June 1956 as NORE for N.V. Scheepvaart Maatschappij
Delivered on September 19, 1956.
May 1969 BOOKER TROJAN for S. William Coe & Co.
1975 for Booker Line Ltd. in Bridgetown.
1976 CARICOM ADVENTURER for St.Godric's Shipping
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