USAT Meigs

Northern Territory,Australia

USAT Meigs was an American transporter sunk in Darwin harbor 19.February 1942. She was sent to supply the American troops in the Philippines with military equipment, but the convoy was cancelled. Meigs was sunk together with five other ships in Darwin by bombs and torpedoes from Japanese planes. Part of the wreck was salvaged after second world war, but large parts of the hull together with the cargo of Bren Gun carriers, trucks and railroad equipment rest on a a depth of 20 meter south of Darwin.


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USAT Meigs
West Lewark
430,7 x 54,3 x 26,2 f
     
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12568 grt
San Pedro ( US ) 1921 ( US )

 12°29.26′ S 130°49.10′ E
( Source: Wikipedia )


Picture: Meigs
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