Canary Islands Shipwreck


Seen here (taken 2 July 2004) is the shipwrecked American Star (formerly SS America) at Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 and designed by the noted naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking. The boat had a length of 722 ft 3 in (220.14 m).


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