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HMS Old Colony
ex-USS Old Colony (SP 1254)


Passenger Steamer: Built in 1917 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA; Acquired by the Navy 12 November 1917 and commissioned USS Old Colony (SP 1254) the same day for passage across the Atlantic. Upon her arrival in Great Britain she was turned over to the Royal Navy, which commissioned her as HMS Old Colony in June 1918. Sold in March 1920. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 3,800 t.; Length 395'; Beam 52' 2"; Draft 16'; Speed 22 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament none.


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Old Colony 111k Probably photographed about 1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102068
Naval Historical Center
Old Colony 104k Photographed in port, circa 1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102069
Naval Historical Center
Old Colony 104k Tied up in port, circa 1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102070
Naval Historical Center

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