Avalon

California,USA

Virginia was a passenger steamer laid down by Globe Iron Works in Cleveland Ohio, and was launched in May 1881 for Goodrich Transit Company and service on the Great Lakes. She served for the US Navy under both world wars, and was after years of service in the route between Los Angeles and Catalina laid up in 1951. She was sold for scrap nine years later and had her superstructure dismantled and rigged  down to a barge. While laying at anchor outside Palos Verde, her anchor broke under a storm and she drifted off and shipwrecked 16. September 1964. The battered remains of her rest today on a depth of 10 to 24 meter right outside Palos Verde. Also see the wreck of the steamer Dominator.


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Avalon
Virginia, USS Blue Ridge
269,0 x 38,0 f
     
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Cleveland ( US ) 1891
( US )


Picture: Virginia
Courtesy of California Wreck Divers


Last updated: January 2021