EAST INDIAN


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Year Built
1918
Official Number
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Shipyard
Uraga Dock Company
General Type
General Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
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Ship Length
455 feet
Beam
58 feet
Mast Height
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Net Tons
5156 tons
Gross Tons
8159 tons
Cargo Capacity
563657 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

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EAST INDIAN

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Vessel Information
Owner
Ford Motor Company

Operator
Isthmian Steamship Company

Operator Agreement
Time Charter Agreement

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
November 03, 1942

Use at Loss
Cargo Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German submarine U-181 while en route from Cape Town, South Africa, to New York, New York, via Punta Arenas, Chile.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
South Atlantic

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
37° 23' S., 13° 34' E.

Incident Location Comments
Approximately 275 miles southwest of Cape Town, South Africa

Lives Lost
56

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