VIRGINIA


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Year Built
1940
Official Number
240389
Shipyard
Welding Shipyard Incorporated
General Type
Tanker
Specific Type
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
MARAD Type
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Ship Length
501 feet
Beam
70 feet
Mast Height
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Net Tons
8472 tons
Gross Tons
10731 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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VIRGINIA

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Shipwreck Information


Vessel Information
Owner
National Bulk Carriers

Operator
National Bulk Carriers

Operator Agreement
Time Charter Agreement

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
May 12, 1942

Use at Loss
Cargo Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German submarine U-507 while en route from Baytown, Texas, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
Gulf of Mexico

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
28° 53' N., 89° 29' W.

Incident Location Comments
Approximately 1.5 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River

Lives Lost
27

Wreck Site Information
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