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Edward J. McKeever, Jr. (SP 684)


Trawler:

  • Built in 1910 by Robert Palmer and Sons, Noank, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 May 1917 from McKeever Brothers, Inc. of New York City and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 21 May 1919 and sold to the Wilcox Fertilizer Company of Mystic, CT
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Length 137' 4"
  • Beam 15' 8"
  • Draft 7' 8"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 25
  • Armament: One 3-pounder
  • Propulsion: Steam, one shaft.
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    Edward J. McKeever, Jr. 117k Photographed in 1917-1918, probably in the Delaware River or Delaware Bay
    Copied from the Donald R. Cochran album (Lot S-591), page 2. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107064
    Robert Hurst
    Edward J. McKeever, Jr. 136k In a floating dry dock at Camden, New Jersey, 1917-1918. Note the minesweeping device hung between her two after davits, and her four-bladed propeller at left, temporarily removed from her propeller shaft
    Copied from the Donald R. Cochran album (Lot S-591), page 1. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107069
    Edward J. McKeever, Jr. 148k Ship's officers, crew and mascot dog pose on the ship's bow and bridge, while she was in a floating dry dock at Camden, New Jersey in 1917-1918. Note the plating attached below the waterline of her wooden hull
    Copied from the Donald R. Cochran album (Lot S-591), page 2. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107063
    Edward J. McKeever, Jr. 135k Members of the ship's crew pose on and by her after deckhouse, circa 1917-1918. Note the life raft stowed atop the forward part of the after superstructure, at right
    Copied from the Donald R. Cochran album (Lot S-591), page 8. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107068
    Edward J. McKeever, Jr. 156k In port, circa 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 54348
    Naval Historical Center
    Stephen W. McKeever, Jr. 139k c. 1918
    Camden, New Jersey
    These converted "menhaden fisherman" type vessels are (from right to left): USS Stephen W. McKeever, Jr. (SP 1169), Edward J. McKeever, Jr. and an unidentified camouflaged ship
    Copied from the Donald R. Cochran album (Lot S-591), page 1. Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2010
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 107062
    Robert Hurst

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