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United States Lightvessel 73 (LV 73 / WAL-503)

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[LV 73 on the Vineyard Sound station where she served from 1924 through 1944. On 14 September 1944 she was carried off station during a hurricane and sank with the loss of all hands.]

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Album name:mitko / Northeast coast of US
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Carried off station during hurricane and sunk Sep 14, 1944 with loss of all hands (12). Two bodies were later washed ashore and recovered. Wreckage was later located and inspected by divers; salvage never attempted.
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1901, LENGTH: 123'9" (loa); BEAM: 28'6"; DRAFT: 14'9" (depth); TONNAGE: 693 displ
Any other comments:(During WWII remained on Vineyard Sound station, no armament provided)
Coordinates (in any format):1902-1913: Pollock Rip Shoals (MA) 1913-1923: Pollock Rip Slue (MA) 1923-1924: Pollock Rip (MA) 1924-1944: Vineyard Sound (MA)
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Date added:Apr 07, 2012
Keywords:United States ; Lightship ; Historic ; Massachusetts
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