The Cities Service Boston

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Thursday, May 16th, 2013 marked the 70th anniversary of the Cities Service Boston running aground at Bass Point.

The wreck is one of a convoy of United States 9,000 ton tankers in 1943, during World War II, scouting the area for Japanese submarines. The entire 62 man American crew survived but, north of Bass Point Reserve, you’ll find a memorial dedicated to the bravery of 4 Australian soldiers who lost their lives in the rescue effort. Shellharbour Scuba Centre is proud to share this important slice of Australian history with divers interested in seeing what remains of the Cities Service Boston.