San Delfino

By Seamus on 11/15/2018 4:37:27 PM • Rank (68) • Views 68


Depth: 110 feet
Vessel Type: Tanker
Length: 463 feet Breadth: 61.2 feet
Gross Tonnage: 8,072 Cargo: 11,000 tons of aviation fuel, ammunition
Built: 1938, Furness Ship Building Co., Ltd., Middlesborough, UK
Hull Number: 283 Port of Registry: London, UK
Owner: Eagle Oil and Shipping Co., Ltd., London, UK
Lloyd's Register Details: Steel hull, two decks, cruiser stern, fitted for oil fuel, longitudinal framing at bottom and at deck, machinery aft, twin screw, 4 two stroke cycle single acting oil engines
Date Lost: April 9, 1942
Sunk By: U-203
Survivors: 22 of 50 (28 dead)

This wreck site is known locally as the "green buoy wreck." It was believed to be either the World War I casualty Mirlo, or the World War II casualty San Delfino. Both vessels were lost in a close geographic area, but they each had very different engines. Mirlo's engine was steam driven, while San Delfino's engine was diesel powered. Diving operations proved the lack of primary boilers and the presence of large diesel engines, thus ruling out Mirlo as the vessel at this wreck site. 

With a depth of 110 feet, the wreck is a popular recreational dive site. The wreck is mostly intact, though angled over to starboard. A large propeller exists, as well as a large deck gun. The engineering spaces are disarticulated with various areas of high relief. Though no boilers are apparent, the evidence of the deck gun makes this wreck site most likely San Delfino.

Structure Information:
San Delfino 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 4:37:27 PM.

Map Location

GPS Coordinates

Degree, Decimal Minutes: 35º 23.867', 75º 06.965'
Decimal Degrees: 35.39779, -75.11609
Degree, Minutes, Seconds: 35º 23' 52.04", 75º 06' 57.92"

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