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Francis Preston Blair

Dave,

Extract from http://oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au/coralsea-wrecks.html

"Francis Preston Blair. American Liberty ship, 7181 tons. Built 1943 by the Marinship Corporation Yard at Sausalito, on the north west side of San Francisco Bay, which built a total of fifteen Liberty ships. Lbd 422.8 x 57 x 34.8 ft. Wrecked on the eastern edge of the Saumarez Reef in the Coral Sea, 15 July 1945. She was attempting to outrun a Japanese submarine. She was used on occasions as a target by the RAAF, which dropped dummy bombs."

A location map can by found at this url - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_Sea_Islands (Thumb)
 
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