SS Selma - Galveston, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
Views: 231

Long Description:
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.

More Info
You can see some cool photos at the above link in the gallery.
Date of Shipwreck: 03/09/1922

Type of Boat: Other

Military or Civilian: Civilian

Cause of Shipwreck: Unrepairable so it was towed here and sunk on purpose.

Accessibility:
You can see it ok from the neaby pier and ferry ride, but if you go by boat, you can actually get on the shipwreck.


Diving Permitted: yes

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