SS Papoose

By Seamus on 11/15/2018 4:42:56 PM • Rank (55) • Views 55



While once it was believed to be the San Delfino at this location, further research suggest this is the SS Papoose. 

Through historical research and with the assistance of the recreational diving community, NOAA believes it has identified the wreck site of Papoose. The wreck site is located in a little over 200 feet of water, northeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The wreck is large, intact and upright on its keel. Sonar imaging suggests there remains a high degree of relief.

Depth: 200 feet 
Vessel Type: Tanker 
Length: 412 feet 
Breadth: 53.3 feet 
Gross Tonnage: 5,939 
Cargo: Water ballast 
Built: 1921, South Western Ship Building Company, San Pedro, Calif. 
Hull Number: 25 
Port of Registry: Wilmington, Del. 
Owner: Petroleum Navigation Company, Houston, Texas
Lloyd's Register Details: Steel hull, two decks, fitted for oil fuel, longitudinal framing, triple expansion three cylinder engine Former Names: Silvanus (Dutch-Indies Steam Tanker Co., 1921-1926) 
Date Lost: March 19, 1942 
Sunk By: U-124 
Survivors: 32 of 34 survived (2 dead) 



Structure Information:
SS Papoose is a Fishing Spot. A shipwreck or wreckage from a sunken vessel is located at this spot.

This fishing spot was added to the database on 11/15/2018 3:32:28 PM by Seamus and last updated on 11/15/2018 4:42:56 PM.

Map Location

GPS Coordinates

Degree, Decimal Minutes: 35º 37.559', 74º 53.466'
Decimal Degrees: 35.62599, -74.89110
Degree, Minutes, Seconds: 35º 37' 33.56", 74º 53' 27.96"

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