San José Shipwreck,
1733 Spanish Plate Fleet
San José originally named Saint Joseph, was built in New England and quickly put into service
with the Spanish plate fleet. In July of 1733, while attempting to sail from Havana to Spain, San José and several other merchant
ships sank in 30 feet of water in the Florida Keys. Great effort was made by the Spanish to salvage all the contents of the 1733 wrecks
and little was left behind, especially when compared to the cultural material remains of the wrecked 1715 Plate Fleet.