WILLIAM B. WOODS


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Year Built
1943
Official Number
243472
Ship Yard
J. A. Jones Construction Company
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
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Draft, Lightweight
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Displacement, Lightweight
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Immersion, Lightweight
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Fate
Sunk - Torpedo


Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for William B. Woods (1824-1887). William Burnham Woods was a soldier and jurist. Woods was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. Woods served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1880-1887.

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Shipwreck Information


Vessel Information
Owner
War Shipping Administration

Operator
A.H. Bull & Company

Operator Agreement
General Agent Agreement

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
March 10, 1944

Use at Loss
Cargo Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German submarine U-952 while en route from Palermo, Italy, to Naples, Italy.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
Tyrrhrenian Sea

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
38° 43' N., 13° 50' E.

Incident Location Comments
47 miles northeast of Palermo, Sicily

Lives Lost
52

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