- 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)
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