VELMA LYKES


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Year Built
1920
Official Number
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Shipyard
McDougal Duluth Company
General Type
General Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
USSB 1099
Ship Length
251 feet
Beam
44 feet
Mast Height
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Net Tons
1636 tons
Gross Tons
2572 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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VELMA LYKES

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Vessel Information
Owner
Lykes Brothers Steamship Company

Operator
Lykes Brothers Steamship Company

Operator Agreement
Time Charter Agreement

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
June 04, 1942

Use at Loss
Cargo Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German submarine U-158 while en route from Galveston, Texas, to Cristobal, Canal Zone, Panama.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
Yucatan Channel

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
21° 21' N., 86° 36' W.

Incident Location Comments
Approximately 20 miles off Puerto Juarrez, Mexico

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