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Gypsum Queen (SP 430)



Call sign:
George - Quack - Have - Love

Tug/Minesweeper:

  • Built as Carbonero in 1890 by John H. Dialogue and Son, Camden, NJ for the Export Coal Co.
  • Renamed Daniel Williard in 1905
  • Renamed Gypsum Queen in 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy in September 1917
  • Commissioned USS Gypsum Queen (SP 430), 4 December 1917 at New York City
  • Struck a rock, blew up and sank, 28 April 1919 near Armen Light, off Brest, France.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 361 t.
  • Length 135'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 14' 5"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Armament: One 3" mount and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Steam, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Gypsom Queen 62k Shown with the markings of her owners, J. B. King and Co. of New York, before her naval service in World War I
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 101739 from Shipscribe.com
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Grant T. Stephenson, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1920)4 December 1917
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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