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USS Bath (AK-4)
USS Bath (ID-1997) (1917 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal (with Transport clasp)
Cargo Ship:
  • Built in 1913 as SS Andromeda by Oderwerke Stettiner, Stettin, Germany for the Argo Steamship Co., Holland
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Seized by US Customs Service at New Orleans, LA., 6 April 1917
  • Transferred to the US Navy in May 1917
  • Renamed Bath, 9 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Bath (ID-1997), 30 July 1917, LCDR. E. O. Coffey, USNR, in command
  • Redesignated (AK-4), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 9 May 1922, at Cavite Navy Yard, Philippine Islands
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 September 1925
  • Sold to S. R. Paterno of Manila, 2 January 1926
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 2,250 t.(lt), 6,782 t.(fl>
    Length 344'
    Beam 46' 2"
    Draft 20' 2"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 99
    Armament three single 3" gun mounts and two machine guns
    Propulsionsystem unknown

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    USS Bath (ID-1997)
    Bath 90k USS Bath (ID-1997) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 28 June 1918, with what appears to be a significant list to starboard. Note her pattern camouflage.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-6737 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US Naval Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Bath 13,580k USS Bath (ID-1997) pierside at Mare Island Navy Yard, 4 September 1919. In the foreground is YD-33 and Dry Dock Crane #1 handling the suction cutter head of the US Army Dredge Sacramento.
    File name: AK4 F-6-9 9-4-19, Navy Photo, 9/4/1919
    Darryl Baker
    USS Bath (AK-4)
    Bath 65k USS Bath (AK-4) at anchor and dressed with flags, circa 1920.
    US Navy photo # NH 68729 a US Naval Historical Center photo courtesy Charles M. Loring, 1969
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Bath (ID-1997) / (AK-4)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
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