This 105,000 ton ship received much press coverage at the time.
America a wooden ship of 391 tons and 108 feet in length.
When completed the canal could take ships of up to 100 tons.
Her score for the patrol postwar was one ship of 2,500 tons.
She was a relatively small ship of 235 tons, barque-rigged.
The 4,332 ton ship was broken into three pieces but all 218 souls on board were saved.
He launched an attack at low level, his bombs striking a 4,000 ton ship.
It was later decided that six 2700 ton ships will be constructed for the first batch.
She carried out three patrols and sank one ship of 3,454 tons.
So a 5000 ton ship will take up more space than 5000 tons of water.