United States lightship LV-117


United States lightship LV-117
Career (United States)
Name: Nantucket Lightship LV117
Operator: United States Lighthouse Service
Builder: Charleston Drydock & Machine Co
Cost: $274,434
($3,610,454 in modern dollars)
Launched: 1931
Out of service: 1934
Fate: Sunk in collision
General characteristics
Type: Lightvessel
Length: 135 ft 3 in (41.22 m)
Beam: 30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
Draft: 13 ft 0 in (3.96 m)
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)

The Nantucket Lightship LV-117 was a lightvessel of the United States Lighthouse Service, operating off of Nantucket Shoals. She was operated for only three years, from 1931 to 1934, before she was sunk in a collision with the RMS Olympic, the sister-ship of the RMS Titanic. Seven of the eleven crew members on board at the time of the sinking were killed. It was replaced by the United States lightship Nantucket (LV-112)

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries: