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FLORIDA West Coast Shipwrecks San Pablo Wreck Pensacola
Historical and current Florida West Coast Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers, fisherman and marine historians.
             

 

 

 

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The Divers Guide to Shipwrecks around the State of Florida and the Florida Keys. Includes over 240 illustrations comprised of 151 color photos, 83 black and white historical images, 8 dynamic u/w sketches.
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SAN PABLO Pensacola

The San Pablo was built in Belfast, Ireland, in 1915, and was owned by United Fruit Company. The San Pablo was torpedoed and sunk by the U-161 on July 3, 1942, while she was tied up at berth at Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. She was re-floated on January 9, 1943, and towed to Tampa for repairs. She was then declared a "constructive total loss" for insurance reasons. In September of 1943, the U.S. Maritime Commission War Shipping Administration, acquired title and simultaneously transferred the San Pablo to the U.S. Army. After 1943 we can find no further information on the vessel. One article suggests that she was sunk by the Army, while others say she was sunk while in tow. While researching information for this book, we were given a historical photograph of the San Pablo by Gene Ferguson. The photo reads, "San Pablo re-sink 1943." This is the only document we know of that records this vessels second sinking.

Today, the San Pablo also known as the Russian Freighter wreck, sits in 80 feet of water nine mile off Pensacola Beach. Her stern is still intact on its port side, her bow is upright and her boilers are still recognizable amongst her scattered wreckage. Visibility here ranges from 20 to 80 feet.
 

Photo: Rare photograph of the San Pablo. Courtesy Gene Ferguson collection.

Basic shipwreck information and images for this section of this site was taken with permission from the book Florida Shipwrecks by Daniel Berg. You are invited to submit your shipwreck related articles, images and information. As long as the text, photographs, sketches etc are of professional quality we will showcase them. Full credit will be provided and a same page link to your web site can be arranged.

 
 
 
 
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By Dan and Denise Berg, 180 pages. Shipwrecks are an important complement to the natural coral reefs as a sport diving attraction in Florida. From the barley discernable ballast piles of the 1733 fleet to the almost perfectly intact modern ships sunk specifically as artificial reefs throughout the state, shipwrecks inspire an aura of mystery and fascination. Florida Shipwrecks is the most comprehensive, accurate, illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about the shipwrecks around the state of Florida. This downloadable ebook contains a wealth of enlightening information that gives the readers a nostalgic glimpse into the history and present condition of over 235 shipwrecks. Florida Shipwrecks includes over 240 illustrations comprised of 151 color photos, 83 black and white historical images, 8 dynamic u/w sketches. Divers , snorkelers, marine historians, armchair sailors or anyone with a general interest in history diving or the sea will surely find this ebook fascinating, as well as indispensable.

 

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