GEORGE CLYMER


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Year Built
1942
Official Number
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Shipyard
Oregon Shipbuilding Company
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
Ship Length
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Beam
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Mast Height
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Net Tons
4374 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 George Clymer (1739-1813). George Clymer was a Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress from 1776-1780, and Member of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania in 1789. Clymer signed the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship George Clymer at this time.


Vessel Name History

GEORGE CLYMER

Mission

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Historical Documents
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Milestones


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Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


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Plans


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Shipwreck Information


Vessel Information
Owner
U.S. Maritime Commission

Operator
American Mail Line

Operator Agreement
General Agent Agreement

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
June 06, 1942

Use at Loss
Cargo Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German torpedo boat from the German raider Michel while en route from Portland, Oregon, to Cape Town, South Africa.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
South Atlantic

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
14° 48' S., 18° 37' W.

Incident Location Comments
Ship drifted, sinking later at unknown location

Lives Lost
1

Wreck Site Information
Location of Wreck
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Accuracy of Wreck Location
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