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  SS Emidio

Tanker

6,912 Tons


Ship History
Operated by General Petroleum as a tanker.

Wartime History
Departed Seattle transporting ballast to San Pedro. On December 20, 1941 during the early afternoon, sited by Japanese submarine I-17 which attacks with her 140mm deck gun, hitting the tanker five times. Abandoning ship, the crew reached the Blunt Reef in lifeboats while the the tanker drifted north grounding on rocks off Crescent City, California.

Shipwreck
The shipwreck remained until scrapped in 1959.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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