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Year Built
1943
Official Number
243069
Shipyard
Permanente Metals Corporation
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
Ship Length
441 feet
Beam
57 feet
Mast Height
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Net Tons
4380 tons
Gross Tons
7176 tons
Cargo Capacity
499573 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
Sunk - Torpedo


Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for Dan Beard (1850-1941). Dan Beard was an American naturalist, artist, and author. Beard was active in the early scouting movements and his scouting organization merged with the Boy Scouts of American upon its founding in 1910. 

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship Dan Beard at this time.


Vessel Name History

DAN BEARD

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
Name Expand Download

Milestones


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Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


Date Type Name Expand Download
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Plans


No documents for this vessel


Shipwreck Information


Vessel Information
Owner
War Shipping Administration

Operator
Stockard Steamship Company

Operator Agreement
General Agent Agreement

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
December 10, 1944

Use at Loss
Vessel Movement

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German submarine U-1202 while en route from Barry, Wales, United Kingdom, to Belfast, Northern Ireland. The ship broke into two pieces; the aft section sank while the fore section wrecked ashore.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
Northwest Atlantic

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
51° 56' N., 05° 28' W.

Incident Location Comments
Off Strumble Head, Wales, United Kingdom

Lives Lost
29

Wreck Site Information
Location of Wreck
2.5 miles south of Strumble Beach, Wales, United Kingdom. Bow section only, significantly broken up; 46 ft. water

Accuracy of Wreck Location
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Wreck Location Comments
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