Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunken WWII Ships Off Florida's Coast-- Part 5

All dates for 1942 except the last one which was 1943.  S= sunk off Stuart, between Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach.  B= sunk off Boca Raton.  The last item is how many deaths out of the crew.

11.  May 4 at 11 PM--  DeLISLE--  S--  freighter--  2,00 tons of general cargo--  sunk by U-564--  2 of 26.

12.  May 5 at 11:45 PM--  JAVA ARROW--  S--  tanker--  oil and water--  sunk by U-333-- stayed afloat and later salvaged--  2 of 47.

13.  May 6 at 3:40 AM--  AMAZON--  S--  freighter--  general cargo--  U-333--  14 of 34.

14.  May 6 at 4:55 AM--  HALSEY--  S--  tanker--  3 1/2 million gallons of oil--  U-333--  all 32 survived.

15.  May 8--  OHIOAN--  B--  freighter--  licorice root and wool--  by U-564--  15 of 37.

16.  May 9--  LUBRAFOL--  B-- tanker--  2 1/2 million gallons of oil--  by U-564 13 of 44.

17.  October 20, 1943--  GULFLAND and GULF BELL--S-  two tankers collided at 11 PM--  Gulf Bell was empty and ran aground.  The Gulfland was carrying oil and burned for 7 weeks before sinking.

There Are Sunken Ships In Those Waters.  --GreGen

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