Lancing

Description

The 470-foot long former whaling vessel Lancing provided a slow, lumbering, and easy target for the U-552 as they slammed a torpedo into her starboard side. Carrying fuel oil on this cruise, she succumbed to the damage and rolled as she sank, coming to rest inverted in 160 feet of water. Her huge bronze propeller is still present on the turtled hull. Divers can descend to the sand level and then swim “into” the hulk to find many ornate portholes still attached to the bulkheads.

Position

Lat: 35 01.78 N

Long: 75 26.50 W

Depth of wreck

160 feet

Size of wreck

Length: 470 feet

Beam: 57 feet