Robert E Lee

Louisiana,North America

The passenger ship Robert E Lee was built in Newport by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company and launched in October 1924. On a journey from Trinidad to Tampa carrying crew from previously torpedoed ships she was spotted and attacked by the German uboat U-166 under command of Hans Günther Kuhlmann. She was hit by one torpedo and sank fifteen minutes later together with fifteen men of her crew. The wreck was discovered in January 2001 with a ROV southeast of Port Eads on a depth of approx 1500 meter.

Former names:
Robert E Lee

522,5 x 70,3 x 38,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5184 grt
Newport ( US ) 1924
New York ( US

28° 37' N, 88° 30' W
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Picture: Robert E Lee
Courtesy of Sjøhistorie

Last updated: September 2018