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LV-58 sinking incident
New Yort Times report
Lightship LV-58 at dock
(U.S. Coast Guard photo)
The table below provides historical and statistical data on the vessel. Some of the information may be incomplete. If you have additions or corrections, please e-mail us at the address listed below.
|Vessel Name||Lightship LV-58|
|Vessel Type||Relief Lightship|
|Length / Beam / Draft (feet)||121' / 24' / 12'|
|Propulsion||Steam screw; also rigged for sails|
|Built||1894 at Toledo, OH|
|Date of Loss||December 11, 1905|
|Reason for Loss||Sprang a leak and sank while being towed into port|
|Fatalities||None (13 crewmen rescued)|
|Location||South of Nantucket Island, MA|
|Coordinates (Loran C)|
|Water Depth (feet)||Probably about 150'|
|Typical Visibility (feet)|
|Wreck Condition||Unknown; probably somewhat intact|
|Diving Considerations||A deep dive and strong current area|
|Other Information||The U.S. Coast Guard has a Web page with details on the LV-58. Here's the link. As far as we know, the LV-58 wreck has never been found.|
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