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Freehold (SP 347)


Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1903 by Neafie and Levy, Philadelphia, PA
  • Acquired by the Navy 30 April 1917
  • Commissioned USS Freehold (SP 347), 22 September 1917
  • Struck by the propeller of Cunard Line's RMS Saxonia 17 April 1919 and sank
  • Refloated and overhauled, she was returned to her owner 27 May 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Length 110' 1"
  • Beam 24' 5"
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 24
  • Armament: One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 500hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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