Letters and Miscellanies

Underwater Cooper

| January 2006

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    Above: An underwater Cooper-Bessemer engine.

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This is one of two Cooper-Bessemer engines in about 40 feet of water in Grand Cayman Harbor. The story is that the engines broke loose in their mounts and the ship took on water and sank in about 1942. It was later blown up to clear the channel.

Greg Best
901 Shallow Run
Sarasota, FL 34240