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San Jacinto (ID 1531)



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

Freighter:

  • Built in 1903 by the Delaware River Iron Ship Building 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 the Navy ship, 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.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 6,069 t.
  • Length 380'
  • Beam 53'
  • Draft 24.7'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 90
  • Propulsion: Two 2,500ihp triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    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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