R. W. GALLAGHER


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Year Built
1938
Official Number
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Shipyard
Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard
General Type
Tanker
Specific Type
Tanker - Oil
MARAD Type
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Ship Length
413 feet
Beam
64 feet
Mast Height
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Net Tons
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Gross Tons
7989 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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R. W. GALLAGHER

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Vessel Information
Owner
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey

Operator
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey

Operator Agreement
Unknown

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
July 13, 1942

Use at Loss
Cargo Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German submarine U-67 while en route from Galveston, Texas, to Port Everglades, Florida.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
Gulf of Mexico

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

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Incident Location Comments
Approximately 80 miles from Southwest Pass, Mississippi

Lives Lost
8

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