California Department of Fish and Wildlife
S.S. Montebello in 1921

S.S. Montebello

On December 23, 1941, the S.S. Montebello was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Cambria, California, sinking the 8,272 ton tanker carrying three million gallons of crude oil that may still be in its holds.

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Alexia Retallack
Email: Alexia.Retallack@wildlife.ca.gov
Phone: 916-322-1683

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