S.S. Gulf America Wreck Reef

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Coordinates Depth Structure
30°16.670’
81°13.630’
60 Ft. Ship Wreck

March 31st, 2012

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Reef History:

April 10th, 1942 at 10:20 pm, the S.S. Gulf America was struck by a torpedo from German U-boat 123. Historic accounts state the U-boat fired only one torpedo at the Gulf America and then used gun fire to further damage the ship. The Gulf America completely sank a few days later reportedly on the 16th of April. Below is an aerial photograph of the Gulf America as she was going down.

Click here to see network news stories regarding TISIRI's observations of the wreck today.

Click here to learn more about the details of dives conducted for this Reefs Revealed page.