Baltimore dry dock plant of Bethlehem Ship Building Corp. Leonard Long – workman formerly on S.S Chilore.
The S.S. Chilore, an American cargo steamer built in 1922, was torpedoed by a German submarine (or U-boat) off North Carolina at around 8:20 PM on July 15, 1942. The ship survived, but as she was heading for a safe place to anchor she struck two defensive American mines. Two people died while abandoning the ship. Near Chesapeake Bay the S.S. Chilore capsized then sank; she was sold for scrapping in 1954. The German submarine, (U-boat 576), that struck the S.S. Chilore, sank off Cape Hatteras on July 15, 1942 and all 52 men on board were killed.