|Date Sunk:||April 29, 1942|
The Ashkhabad was a Russian freighter which reported torpedo sightings and was struck on the starboard side by the U-402 on April 29, 1942. The wreck of the Ashkhabad lies broken up in about 60 feet of water on the tip of Cape Lookout Shoals, and is an excellent site for aquatic life. During the summer, the water temperature ranges from the upper 70's to the low 80's. Sheep head, trigger fish, sea bass, and spade fish frequent this wreck. Because it is close to the shoals, visibility averages 30 feet, but can get up to 40-50 feet. This site is visited on a Full Day Charter.