PIERCE BUTLER


Default Generic Ship Image
Year Built
1942
Official Number
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Shipyard
Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
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
4380 tons
Gross Tons
7176 tons
Cargo Capacity
499816 square feet
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


Historical Narrative



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Vessel Name History

PIERCE BUTLER

Mission

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Historical Documents

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Milestones


Event: Completed
Date: 8/27/1942

Event: Lost
Date: 11/20/1942

Torpedoed and sunk.

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Documents


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Plans


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Shipwreck Information


Vessel Information
Owner
U.S. Maritime Commission

Operator
Calmar Steamship Company

Operator Agreement
General Agent Agreement

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
November 20, 1942

Use at Loss
Cargo Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German submarine U-177 while en route from Cape Town, South Africa, to Suez, (Egypt).

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
South Atlantic

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
29° 40' S., 36° 35' E.

Incident Location Comments
Off the east coast of South Africa

Lives Lost
0

Wreck Site Information
Location of Wreck
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Accuracy of Wreck Location
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Wreck Location Comments
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