SS Selma - Galveston, TX
Posted by: ggmorton
N 29° 20.652 W 094° 47.178
15R E 326579 N 3247446
Quick Description: A concrete shipwreck in Galveston, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2007 3:30:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM1FDZ
The S. S. Selma was an oil tanker constructed by F. F. Ley & Company, in Mobile, Alabama and launched on June 28, 1919. She is the sister ship of the S. S. Latham.
On May 11, 1920, the Selma struck a jetty at Tampico, Florida and was damaged. She was temporarily repaired and headed to Galveston, Texas for further repairs. Unfortunately, the repair crew in Galveston had no experience with concrete ships. The government finally decided to scrap the ship. A channel was dug in near Pelican Island, Texas and on March 9, 1922, the Selma was taken to her final resting place.
You can see some cool photos at the above link in the gallery.