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Buena Ventura (ID 1335)

Sunk 16 September 1918

Freighter:

  • Built in 1913 by the Northumberland Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Howden-on-Tyne, England
  • Acquired by the Navy 25 July 1918
  • Commissioned USS Buena Ventura (ID 1335), 26 July 1918
  • Torpedoed by the German submarine U-46 and sunk off the north-west coast of Spain 16 September 1918.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 4,881 t.
  • Length 405'
  • Beam 52' 5"
  • Draft 25'
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 93
  • Armament: One 5" mount.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Buena Ventura 74k Underway, prior to World War I. Spelled Buena Ventura by some sources, her name is painted on her bow as a single word in this photograph
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95758
    Naval Historical Center
    Buena Ventura 101k In port, possibly when she was taken over by the Navy on 25 July 1918.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 64591

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