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  1. Name: George C
  2. Type of vessel: cargo ship
  3. Flag: Lebanon
  4. Date of sinking: 06 November 1962
  5. Cause: grounding
  6. Location: Caldebarcos point (Carnota). To be located.
  7. Diving level:
  8. GALP territory: Costa da Morte (Coast of Death)


Under suspicion of sabotage

The George C was a steam ship dedicated to freight transport. It had a triple expansion engine and low pressure turbine that provided 342 NHP power, reaching a speed of 10 knots. The ship, 101.6 metres long with a steel hull, was built in 1939 by Smit Jan – Scheepswerven Jan Smit in Ablasserdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands), though it had a Lebanese flag. The shipowner company was Demannet Corp. of Beirut.

George C was carrying fertilizer from the Belgian port of Ghent to Macoris, in the Dominican Republic. The official information states that it suffered a leak after which it ran aground and broke in two. Based on witness statements in the newspapers of the time, the shipwreck could have been intentional.

The ship was scrapped, but it so happens that the accident occurred in the same place where there is a shipwreck of an older ship and from which several guns are preserved.