Historical 8 x 10 Inch Glossy Photo of the RP Resor - Sunk February 28, 1942 off of Cape May, NJ by U-578
- The R.P. Resor was a tanker ship built in 1936 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Kearny, New Jersey
- Owner: Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, New York, NY
- Launched: 1936
- Homeport: Wilmington, Delaware
- Fate: Torpedoed by U-578 on February 28, 1942
- Tonnage: 7,541 gross register tons (GRT)
- Length: 435 ft 9 in (132.82 m)
- Beam: 66 ft 6 in (20.27 m)
- Draft: 34 ft 7 in (10.54 m)
- Propulsion: Oil fired steam engine, twin screw
- Speed: 12.7 knots (23.5 km/h)
- Crew: 41 + 9 Navy Armed Guard gun crew
- Armament: 1 � 4"/50 caliber gun
Details: This historical 8 x 10 inch glossy photo of the RP Resor is from a personal collection of hundreds of ships and shipwreck photos produced in the late 1970's and early 80's. All photos have been protected by glassine envelopes in a temperature/humidity controlled environment and they look as glossy as the day they were produced.
When diving the RP Resor, you will discover that the wreck is partially destroyed. There is a large hole near the engine room, which allows easy access to inside rooms. The stern is still intact but most of the superstructure has been destroyed. The bridge and after tanks are unrecognizable.