Operated by General Petroleum as a tanker.
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.
The shipwreck remained until scrapped in 1959.
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January 10, 2018