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USS Long Beach (AK-9)
USS Long Beach (ID #2136) (1920 - 1922)
1917 - International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - Easy - Fox - Zed
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Haitian Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal (with Transport clasp)
Built in 1892 as SS Yarrowdale, at William Pickersgill & Sons, Sunderland, Great Britain
Renamed SS Nicolas Castriotis in 1902
Renamed SS Hohenfelde in 1912 while in German service
Seized by the US Shipping Board, 6 April 1917, at Savannah, GA
Turned over to the US Navy, 6 April 1917
Commissioned USS Long Beach (ID #2136), 20 December 1917 at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C., LCDR Frederick Nelson in command
Redesignated Cargo Ship (AK-9), 17 July 1920
Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 26 April 1921, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
Sold, 24 May 1922, to B. L. Stafford, New York City for $20.000.00 name retained SS Long Beach
Resold in July 1923 to Callaghan Atkinson & CO. New York City, renamed SS Golden Gate
Final Disposition. scrapped at Genoa, Italy in October 1924
Displacement 5,800 t.
Beam 41' 11'
Speed 8.5 kts
one 3"/50 gun mount
two machine guns
Two single ended boilers
one 1,300hp vertical triple expansion steam engine
one propeller shaft
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||USS Long Beach drydock in the commercial port at Brest, France, 29 October 1918. She was being repaired after running on the
rocks off Brest in a fog and being under water for nearly two months. Formerly the German SS Hohenfelde, she was designated AK-9 in 1920.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 51356, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||USS Long Beach, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
USS Long Beach (AK-9)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Nelson, Frederick, USNRF||20 December 1917 - 1918|
|02||LCDR. Clark, Einar Albert, USNRF||1918 - 26 April 1921|
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