By Seamus on 11/14/2018 9:22:09 AM • Rank (491) • Views 491



The tanker Ormidale, later renamed Bluefields, which was torpedoed and sunk in 1942 by German submarine U-576.

Year Built: 1917
Place Built: Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Shipyard: Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corp. 
Original Name: Motor I
Original Owner: K. Salvesen, Oslo, Norway
Dimensions: Length Overall: 261 feet 
Beam: 43.5 feet. Depth: 23 feet


On July 15, 1942, Bluefields was sailing as part of Convoy KS-520 when the mass of ships was suddenly attacked as it rounded Cape Hatteras by German submarine U-576. Bluefields was struck with a torpedo and sunk within 12 minutes but the crew escaped with minor injuries.

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BLUEFIELDS 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 4/17/2012 10:31:06 AM by Seamus and last updated on 11/14/2018 9:22:09 AM.

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GPS Coordinates

Degree, Decimal Minutes: 34º 45.727', 75º 30.298'
Decimal Degrees: 34.76211, -75.50496
Degree, Minutes, Seconds: 34º 45' 43.60", 75º 30' 17.86"

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