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USS Long Beach (AK-9)
USS Long Beach (ID #2136) (1920 - 1922)
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
Armament one 3" gun
Propulsion system unknown
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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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