LUBRAFOL

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(Underwater images courtesy of SeaWolf Productions)

The Lubrafol was a Panamanian tanker that was torpedoed by the German submarine U-564 in May 1942. Bound for New York with a cargo of heating oil, she was struck of Lighthouse Point, FL and drifted north along the coast until sinking off New Symrna, FL in 180 fsw. Twisted and inverted, the wreck’s most spectacular feature is her huge screw rising off the sea floor.


(l) the massive screw; (r) miscellaneous plumbing


(l) Mark foraging amongst the wreck; (r) view amidships


(l) a fallen mast; (r) Mikey exploring the Lubrafol

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