BYRON DARNTON


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Year Built
1943
Official Number
244913
Shipyard
Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard
General Type
General 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
Sold - U.S. Operation

Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for Byron Darnton (1897-1942). Byron Darnton worked as war correspondent for the New York Times and was killed in New Guinea during World War II.

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship Byron Darnton at this time.


Vessel Name History

BYRON DARNTON

Mission

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Historical Documents
Name Download

Milestones


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Ship Imagery


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Status Cards



Documents


Date Type Name Download
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Plans


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Shipwreck Information


Vessel Information
Owner
War Shipping Administration

Operator
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Operator Agreement
Unknown

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
March 16, 1946

Use at Loss
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Cause
Sold - U.S. Operation

Cause Comments
Ran aground during easterly gale at Sanda Island, Scotland, United Kingdom, broke in half; total loss.

Conflict
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Location of Incident
Northeast Atlantic

Accuracy of Incident Location
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Lat/Long
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Incident Location Comments
Off Sanda Island, Scotland, United Kingdom

Lives Lost
0

Wreck Site Information
Location of Wreck
30 yards offshore. Visible above water at low tide

Accuracy of Wreck Location
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