Caribsea

North Carolina,USA

Buenaventrua  was laid down as a freighter in Duluth in Minnesota, and was launched in 1919 for the US Shipping Board. She was sold in 1923 to Panama Railroad Company, and in 1940 she was bought by Stockton Steamship Company and renamed Caribsea. Under a journey from Santiago to Norfolk loaded with manganese, she fell victim ti the German uboat U 158 outside Cape Lookout in North Carolina 3. November 1941.At 02:00 o`clock in the night she was hit by two torpedoes and sank in the deep in less than three minutes. 21 men from the crew lost their lives in the sinking. The battered wreck rest today on a depth of 20 to 30 meter outside Cape Lookout.


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Caribsea
Buenaventrua, Lake Flattery 261,0 x 43,9 x 24,4 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2609 grt Duluth ( US ) 1919 New York ( US )

GPS: N 34° 36.414' W 76° 18.846'
( Source : New Jersey Scuba Diving )

Picture: Caribsea
  Paul M. Hudy
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