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William Isom (ID 1555)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Jig - Boy - Cast

Tanker:

  • Built in 1917 by the Baltimore Drydock and Shipbuilding Corp., Baltimore, MD
  • Launched 9 June 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 April 1918
  • Commissioned USS William Isom (ID 1555), 1 May 1918
  • Decommissioned 21 August 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners, the Sinclair Gulf Corp.
  • Sold in 1920 to the American Italian Commercial Corp.
  • Sold in the mid-1920s to the Cuba Distilling Co.
  • Sold in 1930 to Edwin B. DeGolia for the Hillcone Steamship Co.and renamed SS Edwin B. DeGolia
  • Sold in late 1947/early 1948 to the Artemis Maritime Co. of Panama and renamed SS Demosthenes until late 1955/early 1956
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 7,045 t.
  • Length between perpendiculars 293'
  • Beam 47' 2"
  • Draft 22' 11¼"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 44
  • Armament: One 5"/40 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,300shp Parsons steam turbine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Wenzel Habel, USNRF1 May 1918
    02LCDR Aaron E. Sharpley, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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