Superior City

Steel freighter that lies in 270ft (82m) of water. This deep wreck shows explosion damage in her stern area. She is sitting upright and intact for the technical divers to explore.

Other Names:none
Official Number:116820
Vessel Built:1898, American Ship Building, Lorain, OH
Vessel Specifications:429x50x25, 4795g 3693n
Type of Vessel:Steel Freighter
Depth to Deck:210 ft (64m)
Depth to Bottom:250 ft (76m)
How it Sunk:Downbound, she collided with the 580 ft. steamer WILLIS L. KING in a confusion of passing signals. SUPERIOR crossed KING’s bow, was rammed amidships and sank very quickly. Cold water hitting boiler caused an explosion which killed most of her crew.
Loss Type:Collision
Date of Loss:1920, Aug 20
Place of Loss:Whitefish Bay
Vessel Cargo:Iron Ore
Lives Loss:29 of 33
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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March 30, 2017

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