The Azores,Europe

The Liberty ship Edwin L Drake was laid down at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company Ltd in Baltimore, and was launched in 1943 for the U.S government. She was sold in 1954 to Independent Steamship Company in Detroit and renamed Phoenix.  Three years later she was again sold to the company Atalaya Cia Naviere SA in Liberia, who renamed her Dori. On a journey from Emden to New Orleans loaded with steel coils, she developed a leak and had to be beached at Sao Miguel 16. January 1964. The battered and worn down wreck rest today on a depth of 10 to 22 meter on the south side of the island Sao Miguel, barely a five minute boat ride from Ponta Delgada.

Former names:
Edwin L Drake, Phoenix
439,5 x 55,8 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
7176 grt
Baltimore ( US ) 1943
Monrovia ( LR )

Picture: Edwin L Drake in 1943
Courtesy of Armed Guard

Last updated: June 2017