Francis E Powell


The tanker Macy Willis was built at Baltimore Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company, and was launched in 1922 for the US Shipping Board. The year after she was renamed Francis E Powell and did service for Atlantic Refining Company in Philadelphia. 27.January 1942 she was torpedoed by the German uboat U-130 under command of Ernst Kals. Four men of the crew lost their lives in the sinking. The remains of her rest today on a depth of 25 meter outside Parramore Island.

Former names:
Francis E Powell
Macy Willis
431,0 x 59,0 x 33,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
7096 grt
Baltimore ( US ) 1922
Philidelphia ( US )
38° 05' N, 74° 53' W
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Picture: Francis E Powell
Courtesy of Coastal Review, Public domain

Last updated: August 2016