Santa Leonor

Chile,South America

USS Riverside was built for US Navy as an attack transport was and launched in April 1944. She was put in service in the Pacific with transporting troops and military supplies. After the war she did several tours returning soldiers back to USA, and was stricken from the navy lists in May 1946. Two years later she was sold to Argentina and renamed P&T Forrester. In the coming years she changed name and owners several times before she hit ground and shipwrecked in Smyth Channel 31.March 1968. The wreck rest today partly submerged with the stern visible on the surface ooutside Isla Isabel.

Former names:
Santa Leonor
USS Riverside, P&T Forrester, Mormacwave
492,6 x 69,6 x 26,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
8007 grt
( US ) 1944
( CO )

52°06'21.6"S 74°24'00.0"W
( Source: Travellers & Tinkers )

US Navy

Picture: Wreck of Santa Leonor in 2010
US Navy, Photo 100315-N-4774B-765M, Public domain

Last updated: May 2013