Espionage And United Fruit: An Analysis of the SS San Pablo Using 3-D Modeling And Photogrametry

Author(s): Stewart Hood

Year: 2017

Summary

The refrigerated fruit cargo vessel, SS. San Pablo was torpedoed while docked at Puerto Limon, Costa Rica in 1942 by German U-boat 161.  Prior to its sinking, the vessel allowed the United Fruit Company to maintain a near monopoly in the Caribbean and Latin American region.  The vessel was later raised and sunk again in 1944 in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola, Fl. as part of a test project headed by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the United States Army Air Force (USAAF).  The project, codenamed CAMPBELL, was testing the use of remote television and radio guided weapons to sink enemy shipping. This vessel allows us a unique opportunity to investigate an early refrigerated fruit cargo carrying vessel and OSS test ship using both 3-D modeling and remote sensing.

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Espionage And United Fruit: An Analysis of the SS San Pablo Using 3-D Modeling And Photogrametry. Stewart Hood. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435438)

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Temporal Keywords
20th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 405