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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Built in 1919 as a wooden-hulled freighter for the United States Shipping Board (USSB) at Russell Shipbuilding Co., Portland, ME.
Launched, date unknown
Acquired from the USSB by the Navy in an incomplete condition, 1 January 1922
Loaned to the New York Naval Militia
Briarcliff (IX-3) was placed in service at Tompkinsville, Staten Island N.Y. as a Naval Reserve armory and training vessel for the 33rd Fleet Militia
Placed out of service, 25 September 1938, after sinking at her pier
Struck from the Naval Register, 29 December 1938
Final Disposition, on 29 December 1936 towed to sea and allowed to sink 25 miles off Ambrose Light
Displacement 5,990 t.(fl)
Beam 45' 2"
Draft 23' 10"
Armament one 4"
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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