S. S. Cape Fear
The S. S. Cape Fear was a cargo steamer built by the Liberty Shipbuilding Company in Wilmington, NC. She was the third ship of the WWI fleet built and was launched in 1919. She is the sister ship of the Sapona.
Tragically, on October 30, 1920, the Cape Fear collided with another ship, the City of Atlanta and "shattered as if a teacup was hit." She sank in three minutes and took 19 of her crewmen with her.
The remains of the S. S. Cape Fear lie under 170 feet of water at the bottom of entrance of Narragansett Bay off the coast of Rhode Island. (Thank you to Jim Jenney for the corrected information)
Gross Tonnage: 2,795
Deadweight: 3,590 tons
Dimensions: 86.00 meters x 14.02 x 8.61 m.
Engine: T. 3-cyl., 1.520 ihp, Worthington Pump & Mchy. Corp., Buffalo, N.Y., designed speed 101 2 knots