Half Moon (shipwreck)

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Germania, 1908
Germania, 1908
  • Germania (1908-1917)
  • Exen (1908-1921)
  • Half Moon (1921-1930)[1]
Namesake: Halve Maen
Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany
Cost: 704,024 marks
Launched: 1908
Fate: Sank, 1930
General characteristics
Type: Schooner
Displacement: 250 t (246 long tons)
  • 47.21 m (154 ft 11 in) o/a
  • 32.94 m (108 ft 1 in) w/l
Beam: 8.17 m (26 ft 10 in)
Draft: 5.41 m (17 ft 9 in) max.
Sail plan:
  • 2-masted
  • Sail area 15,000 sq ft (1,400 m2)
Crew: 40
Half Moon (shipwreck)
Half Moon (shipwreck) is located in Miami
Half Moon (shipwreck)
Half Moon (shipwreck) is located in Florida
Half Moon (shipwreck)
Half Moon (shipwreck) is located in the US
Half Moon (shipwreck)
Location Miami-Dade County, Florida, US
Nearest city Miami, Florida
Coordinates 25°43′39″N 80°8′4″W / 25.72750°N 80.13444°W / 25.72750; -80.13444Coordinates: 25°43′39″N 80°8′4″W / 25.72750°N 80.13444°W / 25.72750; -80.13444
NRHP Reference # 01000531[2]
FUAP # 7
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 31, 2001
Designated FUAP 2000

The Half Moon (also known as the Germania and Exen) is a racing sailboat which sank in 1930 near Miami, Florida, United States. It is located outside Bear Cut off Key Biscayne. Originally christened Germania, the racing yacht was built by Krupp-Germania-Werft in 1908 in Kiel, Germany. In 1914 the yacht visited Southampton, England, to water and was taken as a prize of war. After changing hands several times, and suffering at the hands of an especially violent storm off Virginia, the yacht became a floating restaurant and dance hall off Miami, Florida, sinking near Key Biscayne in 1930. It became the seventh Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve when it was dedicated in 2000. This was followed on May 31, 2001 with its addition to the US National Register of Historic Places.


  1. ^ a b "Half Moon" (PDF). museumsinthesea.com. 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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