PAN MASSACHUSETTS

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(underwater images courtesy of SeaWolf Productions)

The Pan Massachusetts was a 456 foot tanker that was one of the first vessels sunk in World War II on February 19, 1942. While transiting the Florida coast with a cargo of gasoline and fuel oil, the Pan Massachusetts had the misfortune of entering the patrol area of the German submarine U-128. The sub fired two torpedoes that hit the vessel amidships and turned it into a flaming hulk. The Pan Massachusetts now rests inverted in 300 fsw off Canaveral, FL.

 

A Pan Massachusetts Sailor's Story 

Learn more about a member of the crew of the SS Pan Massachusetts and  her sinking by the U-128 during World War II. 


(l) Bow and stem of the Pan Massachusetts; (r) Fallen shell plate opens the ship interior.


(l) Riveted bow shell plate; (r) Joe and Barney video fish on the stern.


(l) Exposed ribs; (r) View of inverted interior.

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