liberian MV Daytona (+1955)
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general
nationality liberian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1944
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 3344  grt
dimensions 100 x 15.2 x 3.4 m
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about the loss
cause lost foundered
other reasons [1] gale/storm
[2] water leakage (flooding)
date lost 20/11/1955  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.24rank: 627
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builder
Bethlehem Fairfield Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. - Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield
last owner
[1]Volusia Steamship Co., Monrovia
MV Daytona (+1955)
period 1951 ~ 1955
prev. owners
[2]Unknown
MV Elena
period 1949 ~ 1951
[3]Us Navy - United States Navy
USS Callisto (AGP-15)
period 1944 ~ 1949
[4]Us Navy - United States Navy
USS LST-966
period 1944 ~ 1944
captain Markeson, Leif
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updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 02/02/2008
last update Siert Ingo
last update 28/08/2012
 
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Siert Ingo28/08/2012Sunk en rout from Little Narrows (NS) to Philadelphia with a cargo of gypsum. On 07:30 am on 20th November 1955 the M/V MERCATOR picked up a radio message of Leif Markeson, norwegian master of DAYTONA: "Position 42.33N 68.58W. We are in heavy seas. Cannot keep steering. Ship listed to starboard. Both ballast pumps going." Since then the DAYTONA was never seen / heard again.
Initially built as tank-landing ship for the US Navy and served in the last months as Portunus Class Motor Torpedo boat tender.

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About Builders
 Bethlehem Fairfield Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. - Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipbuilding division was created in 1905 when it acquired the San Francisco shipyard Union Iron Works in 1905.
In 1917 it was incorporated as Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation , Limited, otherwise known as BethShip.

Headquarters were in Quincy , Massachusetts after acquiring Fore River Shipyard in 1913 and later in Sparrows Point, Maryland in 1964.



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