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Cherokee (SP 458)

Sunk 26 February 1918


  • The third Cherokee was built in 1891 as Edgar F. Luckenbach by John H. Dialogue and Sons, Camden, NJ
  • Renamed Luckenbach No. 2
  • Acquired by the Navy 12 October 1917 at New York
  • Commissioned Cherokee (SP 458), 5 December 1917
  • Foundered in a heavy gale 26 February 1918 about 12 miles off Fenwick Island Light vessel off the coast of Delaware
  • Struck from the Navy Register 8 March 1918.


  • Displacement 272 t.
  • Length 120'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 15'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 42
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount.
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    Edgar F. Luckenbach
    Cherokee 78k Tommy Trampp
    Photos added 25 August 2019
    Cherokee 43k
    Luckenbach No. 2
    Cherokee 74k In port, probably when inspected by the Third Naval District in 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102812
    Naval Historical Center
    Cherokee 98k Her deck gun still attached Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 25 August 2019

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