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United States Lightvessel 112 (LV 112/WAL 534)

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"LS 112 -- 1936." Photo No. 385 (?); 14 September 1936; photograph by George F. Stewart, U.S.L.H.S.

[The LV 112 underway. She was the largest lightship ever built in the U.S. and she was paid for by the British Government in reparation for the collision and sinking of the LV 117 in 1934 by the liner Olympic.]

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Album name:mitko / Northeast coast of US
Rating (1 votes):55555(Show details)
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Decommissioned Mar 28, 1975; On Dec 6-7 1975, delivered from Boston to Nantucket, with the key crewmen being personnel from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Used as museum
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1936, LENGTH: 148'10" (loa); BEAM: 32'0"; DRAFT: 16'3"; TONNAGE: 1050 displ
Any other comments:1942-1945 During WWII, withdrawn from station, and used as examination vessel serving at Portland ME; armed with one 3" gun
Coordinates (in any format):1936-1942: Nantucket Shoals (MA) 1942-1945: Examination Vessel, WWII 1945-1958: Nantucket Shoals, (MA) 1958-1960: Relief (1st District) 1960-1975: Nantucket Shoals (MA)
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Date added:Apr 07, 2012
Keywords:United States ; Lightship ; Historic ; Nantucket ; Massachusetts
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