Atlas Tanker

By Seamus on 12/25/2013 8:26:43 PM • Rank (1281) • Views 1307

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The SS Atlas was sailing alone from Houston, Texas to Seawarren, New Jersey loaded with 83,00 barrels of gasoline. At 0250 EWT, a torpedo struck the #6 tank on the starboard side causing gasoline to leak and shower the entire ship. The fumes were so strong that many of the crew had difficulty breathing. The Captain ordered an immediate abandon ship. A 2nd torpedo hit in the same area and set fire to the gasoline. Surrounded by fire, 11 of the crew had to abandon their lifeboat and swim through the flames. Two of the crew were killed in the process. These were the only deaths. One of the dead, Richard D. Lyons, Utility sailor, age 21, had his name used for a liberty ship. The Atlas carried a crew of 34. The survivors were later spotted by a plane and picked up by a Coast Guard cutter. They landed at Morehead City, NC around 0800 on April 9th where they joined the survivors of the tanker Tamaulipas, another U-552 victim.

Grouper, amberjacks, spadefish, and king mackerel are common fish found at this wreck


Structure Information:
Atlas Tanker 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 6/9/2012 1:56:27 PM by Seamus and last updated on 12/25/2013 8:26:43 PM.


Map Location

GPS Coordinates

Degree, Decimal Minutes: 34º 31.740', 76º 14.490'
Decimal Degrees: 34.52900, -76.24150
Degree, Minutes, Seconds: 34º 31' 44.40", 76º 14' 29.40"

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