The bow section of the Black Hawk was towed into Worbarrow bay and beached after the stern section broke off and sank off Portland Bill. Many years later it was dispersed with explosives to make way for the Winfrith nuclear power station pipework.
(Stern) – Armed American Steamship [50M] – Captain William L. Bunch. Detail in Dive Dorset: 138 p110: GPS; 50 26.17N; 02 25.30W. Also good detail in LARN. Torpedoed by German Submarine U-772 while part of convoy TBC-21. Chief Cook killed but the remainder of the crew were picked up by HMS DAHLIA. Wreck, Worbarrow Bay, Weymouth. (Clarke: 12/07/1944 & Photograph) The Liberty Ships: p79 & Burnett: p62.
The propellor salvaged from the stern section on Weymouth Quay in the 1970’s
Day of Loss: 29
Month of Loss: 12
Year of Loss: 1944
Longitude: 50 26.17
Latitude: 02 25.30
Approximate Depth: 50