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Photographer:D. Boyd [View profile]Title:CITY OF SALISBURYAdded:Jan 17, 2019
Captured:IMO:UnavailableHits:434
Location:Boston, United States
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
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CITY OF SALISBURY, Ellerman Lines, Flag: U.K., IMO: 1147264
built 1924 at W. Gray & Co., Tyne and Wear, Dunham, England
GRT: 5,946 tons, Length; 415 ft, Beam: 54 ft 1 in, 76 crew
Boston Harbor, Massachusetts off the Graves, breaking up but still being salvaged. Summer 1938
photo: Earle G. Boyd
Fate: Wrecked 22 April 1938 off The Graves, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts (42.22.26N/70.51.35W)[Calcutta-Boston, with a cargo of exotic animals; 8,000 tons jute, natural rubber, iron, tea, sugar, rice, bolts of silk, tapestries]. Much of the cargo was off-loaded and saved. The City of Salisbury gradually broke completely apart in the ensuing months, and by October had sunk to the bottom. Later the hull was dynamited as a navigation hazard. Sections raised and sold for scrap.
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