Category:United States lightship Nantucket (LV-112)

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United States lightship Nantucket 
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Instance oflightvessel
Location Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Pusey and Jones
  • Pusey and Jones
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  • 1936
  • 9.8 m
  • 4.95 m
  • 45.36 m
42° 21′ 39.6″ N, 71° 02′ 06″ W
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United States lightship Nantucket (en); Nantucket (fr); Nantucket (LV-112) (de) Feuerschiff der Vereinigten Staaten (de)
English: LV-117 was a lightvessel of the United States Lighthouse Service. Launched in 1931, she operated as the Nantucket lightship south of Nantucket Shoals. Moored south of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, the lightship was at the western part of the transatlantic shipping lane and the first lightship encountered by westbound liners approaching New York Harbor. On May 15, 1934, one of these liners, RMS Olympic, rammed and sank LV-117, killing seven of her crew.

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