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United States Lightvessel 117 (LV 117)

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Photo from US Coast Guard site
"L.S. #117." Photo No. 43; 26 February 1931; photograph by "G.E.E."
[LV 117, on station soon after her commissioning in 1930. In 1934 the liner Olympic collided with LV-117 and sent it to the bottom in seconds. The British Government paid for the construction of LV 112 as reparation for the accident. This photo was taken three years prior to her fateful rendezvous with the Olympic.

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Album name:mitko / Northeast coast of US
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):1934: May 15, at 1006 in dense fog, rammed and sunk by British White Star Line SS OLYMPIC (sister to TITANIC) with loss of '7 of the 11 crew. Four men went down with the ship, 7 survivors being picked up by OLYMPIC. Three of the survivors died later.
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1930, LENGTH: 135' 3" (loa); BEAM: 30'0"; DRAFT: 13' 0"; TONNAGE: 630 displ
Coordinates (in any format):1931-1934: Nantucket Shoals (MA)
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Date added:Apr 07, 2012
Keywords:United States ; Lightship ; Historic ; Nantucket ; Massachusetts
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