SYLVAN ARROW


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Year Built
1918
Official Number
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Ship Yard
New York Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
Not Assigned
Specific Type
Not Assigned
MARAD Type
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Ship Length
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Beam
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Mast Height
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Net Tons
4858 tons
Gross Tons
7797 tons
Cargo Capacity
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Draft, Summer
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Draft, Lightweight
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Displacement, Summer
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Displacement, Lightweight
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Immersion, Summer
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Immersion, Lightweight
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Fate
Sunk - Torpedo


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Milestones


Event: Requisitioned
Date: 4/21/1942

Vessel was requisitioned from Brilliant Transportation by the War Shipping Administration under a time charter agreement; it was simultaneously time chartered to Socony-Vacuum Oil Company.
Event: Total Loss
Date: 5/20/1942

The vessel was struck and critically damaged by a torpedo from a German submarine; although initially an attempt was made to tow the damaged vessel to shore, this was abandoned when it began to further break up and sank.

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Shipwreck Information


Vessel Information
Owner
Socony Vacuum Oil Company

Operator
Socony Vacuum Oil Company

Operator Agreement
Time Charter Agreement

Flag State
Panama

Incident Information
Incident Date
May 20, 1942

Use at Loss
Cargo Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German submarine U-155 while en route from Curacao, N.W.I. (Netherlands Antilles) to Cape Town, South Africa, as part of Convoy OT-1. Later sunk on May 28 while being towed, at position 12° 50' N., 67° 32' W.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
Caribbean Sea

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
11° 22' N., 62° 14' W.

Incident Location Comments
Southwest of Grenada

Lives Lost
1

Wreck Site Information
Location of Wreck
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