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 | By Seamus on 4/17/2012 10:31:06 AM | Views (1216)

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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Depth:700 feet (213.36 meters or 116.67 fathoms)

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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 3/8/2022 8:12:22 AM.


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