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San Jacinto (ID 1531)

Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Sail - Rush - Vice


  • Built in 1903 by the Delaware River Iron Shipbuilding and Engine Works, Chester, PA for the Mallory Steamship Co.
  • Delivered in August 1903
  • She was operated on behalf of the U.S. Army through the World War I years, though the Navy considered taking her over and assigned the identification number ID-1531 to her
  • In July 1918 San Jacinto collided with USS Oosterdijk (ID 2586) in the North Atlantic, causing fatal damage to Oosterdijk, which sank while attempting to make port
  • San Jacinto was subsequently repaired and resumed her work for the Army
  • Acquired in 1933 by the Clyde-Mallory Lines (Agwilines), Inc. of New York
  • Acquired in 1935 by the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Co. of New York
  • Torpedoed and sunk 22 April 1942 by the German submarine U-201 about 375 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.


  • Displacement 9,600 t.
  • Length 380'
  • Beam 53'
  • Draft 23'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 190
  • Armament: One 4"/50 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Three double ended and one single ended boiler, two 2,500ihp vertical triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    San Jacinto 173k c. 1905
    Newport News, VA
    On the right is either the battleship Kansas (BB-21) or Minnesota (BB-22) fitting out at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
    Detroit Publishing Co. photos 033811 and 010896 from the Library of Congress
    Michael Mohl
    San Jacinto 161k
    San Jacinto 171k c. 1905
    Newport News, VA
    Detroit Publishing Co. photo 37087 from the Library of Congress
    San Jacinto 104k Possibly photographed after repairs to her hull after the 11 July 1918 collision that sank USS Oosterdijk (ID 2586).
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102176
    Naval Historical Center

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