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AMAZONE Ft. Pierce

The Amazone was built in 1922 by J. Meyer's S.B. Company, Zalt Bommel, Holland. She was 255.1 feet in length, had a 36.8 foot beam and displaced 1,257 gross tons. The Amazone was powered to reach a top speed of 8.5 knots by 138 nhp triple expansion engines. The steel hulled Dutch freighter was owned by the Pioneer Steamship Company of Delaware.

On May 6, 1942, she was en route from Curacao to New York with a cargo of sisal, coffee and oil burners when she was torpedoed by Kapitan Luetnant Peter Cremer of the U-333. According to Joe Roberts, the Amazone was an easy target for the German submarine because she was silhouetted by the Jupiter Lighthouse. The Amazone took 14 of her crew to a watery grave.

According to ship historian, Craig Swavely, the Amazone now rests in one piece and leans slightly on her starboard side. Her bow is easily recognized and rises 10-15 feet off the bottom. Her boilers also provide relief and her engine is now resting on its side just behind the wrecks boilers. She is in 90 feet of water with a maximum depth of 100 feet in the wash out around the wreck, 16 miles southeast of Ft. Pierce Inlet. South of the wreck is a deck gun which was blown off the wreck as she went down. There is also some scattered wreckage in this area from other wrecks.

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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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