Displacement 9,700 t.
Length 392' 6"
Speed 11 kts.
Armament: One 5"/51 mount and one 6-pounder
Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,200hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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|74k||In port, prior to her Naval service, with the barge Whitehall in the foreground
U.S. Navy photo NH 101401
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Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Craster Hall made three transatlantic voyages from 25 May 1918 to 7 January 1919 carrying a total of 28,112 tons of cargo. She transported steel billets, mail, flat cars, Army trucks, engines and airplanes to Bordeaux and Verdon; Army supplies to Quiberon, St. Nazaire, and Nantes, and 353 horses to Paulliac. After completing her vital supply duty, Craster Hall was decommissioned 5 February 1919 and transferred to the Shipping Board for return to her owner the same day.
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