VIRGINIA SINCLAIR


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VirginiaSinclair_11377_003.jpg
Year Built
1930
Official Number
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Shipyard
Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding Division
General Type
Tanker
Specific Type
Crude Oil
MARAD Type
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Ship Length
416 feet
Beam
57 feet
Mast Height
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Net Tons
3796 tons
Gross Tons
6151 tons
Cargo Capacity
66500 barrels
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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VIRGINIA SINCLAIR

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Vessel Information
Owner
Sinclair Refining Company

Operator
War Shipping Administration

Operator Agreement
Time Charter Agreement

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
March 10, 1943

Use at Loss
Cargo Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German submarine U-185 while en route from Baytown, Texas, to Cristobal, Canal Zone, Panama, as part of Convoy KW-123; sunk by gunfire from escort vessel.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
Caribbean Sea

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
20° 11' 45" N., 74° 04' 45" W.

Incident Location Comments
Off Cape Maysi, Cuba

Lives Lost
7

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