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Year Built
1926
Official Number
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Ship Yard
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
General Type
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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


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Vessel Information
Owner
Merchants and Miners Transportation Company

Operator
Agwilines Inc.

Operator Agreement
Unknown

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
February 03, 1943

Use at Loss
Troop Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German submarine U-223 while en route from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, to Narsarsuaq, Greenland, as part of Convoy SG-19.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
Northwest Atlantic

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
59° 22' N., 48° 42' W.

Incident Location Comments
Approximately 150 miles west of Cape Farewell, Greenland

Lives Lost
675

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