SS Santa Leonor

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Ship built as transport for the U.S. Navy and configured for 575 crew and 1740 passengers. Her military career took place in the Pacific carrying troops and wounded. At the time of the accident she was travelling from Rio de Janeiro to Vancouver (Canada), under the command of Captain Donald Johnson and governed by the Chilean pilot Ernest Ruiz Muñoz. She hit a reef at SW of Isabel Island, then drifted to Adelaide island where she laid on the starboard side. Shipwreck attributed to a navigational error. More information on

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Karim Jafari on December 22, 2012

Beautiful photos, very good, I like...Thank you very much .Merry Christmas and happy New Year 2013, .Best wishes and kind greetings from IRAN

FaysaL Bin DaruL on December 22, 2012

nice composition even that wrecked ship is identical for good color. LIKE :)

& on December 22, 2012

Really a wonderful capture!!! like!

Giovanni-Casadio on December 22, 2012

Ottima ripresa di un bellissimo panorama, complimenti...LIKE.

Saluti e buona serata.

ANGEL, EL ALFA III on December 22, 2012

Me gusta tambien. Like 4. Saludos desde Madrid, España

Pasapa. on December 22, 2012

bien hecha, like, saludos cordiales..........Pa.

Giovanni Magni (giov… on December 23, 2012

Scenario fantastico.

Buon Natale e Felice anno nuovo a te e ai tuoi cari


Ciao, Giovanni

Ivan Logvinov on December 23, 2012

Замечательный вид!

---=XEON=--- on December 23, 2012

Thanks you all kjoj-karim, Faysal Bin Darul, &, Giovanni-Casadio, ANGEL, EL ALFA III, Pasapa, Giovamag and ChiefTech very much

Nenad Obradovic on December 23, 2012

Very nice photo L

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Christos Theodorou on December 23, 2012

Excellent photo !!! Greetings from Athens.

Ali Raza on December 24, 2012


Beautiful photo.

Best wishes

Guizel J.c on December 24, 2012

Beautiful picture and composition



---=XEON=--- on December 24, 2012

Thanks you Nenad Obr, georgesfeelgood, Christos Theodorou, Hafeezmj and guizel very much

I Like this very nice photo dear friend!!


Greetings from Greece-Piraeus.

---=XEON=--- on December 24, 2012

Thanks you NIKOS1954 very much

ch' caf' on December 24, 2012

The sad end but a beautiful shot! Well done! Season's greetings, Christian

---=XEON=--- on December 24, 2012

Thanks you ch' ca very much again

angel l. filgueiras on December 25, 2012

Bella postal. Like!

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  • Uploaded on December 22, 2012
  • Attribution
    by ---=XEON=---
    • Camera: EX-H20G
    • Taken on 2012/09/29 14:32:46
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 30.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80