NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE


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Year Built
1942
Official Number
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Shipyard
Oregon Shipbuilding Company
General Type
General Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
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Ship Length
441 feet
Beam
57 feet
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 Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). Nathaniel Hawthorne was a famous American author and novelist. Hawthorne's notable works include Twice-Told Tales, The Scarlet Letter, and The House of the Seven Gables.

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship Nathaniel Hawthorne at this time.


Vessel Name History

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

Mission

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Historical Documents
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Shipwreck Information


Vessel Information
Owner
U.S. Maritime Commission

Operator
Pacific Atlantic Steamship Company

Operator Agreement
Unknown

Flag State
United States

Incident Information
Incident Date
November 07, 1942

Use at Loss
Cargo Transportation

Cause
Sunk - Torpedo

Cause Comments
Torpedoed by German submarine U-508 while en route from Georgetown, British Guiana (Guyana), to New York, New York, via Trinidad as part of Convoy TAG-19.

Conflict
World War II

Location of Incident
Caribbean Sea

Accuracy of Incident Location
Historic 1

Lat/Long
11° 34' N., 63° 26' W.

Incident Location Comments
Approximately 40 miles northeast of Margarita Island, Venezuela

Lives Lost
39

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