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SHIP NAME: Victory KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source LMIU
type C
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material
dead
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Broke in two during heavy weather, forepart sank, aftpart adrift Feb 12 1982 in 46 55 24 N 25 26 12 W Aftpart deliberately sunk Mar 5 in 47 55 N 10 10 W.


source LMIU
type C
volume
material
dead 15
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The Greek motor tanker Victory was on a voyage from West Palm Beach to Liverpool, carrying a cargo of molasses, when she broke in two in a Force 11 storm when about 840 miles WSW of Land's End, in lat 46.56N, long 25.26W on Febraury 12, 1982. The forepart sank almost immediately in the 50 ft waves and 80 mph winds, but the afterpart on which were 16 survivors from the 31 man crew remained afloat. 13 others, who had managed to climb into a lifeboat, were thrown into the turbulent, icy waters when their craft capsized. None survived. The 16 remaining on the aft section were subsequently lifted to safety the following day by helicopters from the Dutch frigate Van Spejik. The aft section remained afloat, becoming a hazard to safety for over three weeks, before being deliberatedly sunk by a team of salvage experts on March 5.