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Carolinian (ID 1445)



Civilian call sign:
Love - Fox - Charlie - Mike

Freighter:

  • Built in 1906 as Harley by Furness Withy Co., West Hartlepool, England
  • Renamed Southerner and Carolinian
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 October 1918 and commissioned USS Carolinian (ID 1445) the same day
  • Decommissioned 22 March 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners, the Garland Steamship Co., New York, NY
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 4,170 t.
  • Length 359'
  • Beam 50' 2"
  • Draft 23' 11"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 42
  • Armament: Two 4"/40 mounts
  • Propulsion: Two single ended and one auxiliary boiler, one 2,200hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Carolinian 62k Photographed in 1917, while wearing World War I neutrality markings. She has been fitted with deck gun platforms
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89787
    Naval Historical Center

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