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Joseph Cudahy (ID 1562)

Sunk 17 August 1918

Tanker:

  • Built in 1917 by the Baltimore Drydock and Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy in July 1917 upon completion
  • Torpedoed and sunk 17 August 1918 by the German submarine U-90 about 700 miles from Verdon-sur-Mer, France.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 7,045 t.
  • Length 293'
  • Beam 47' 2"
  • Draft 22' 11¼"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 61
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,300shp Parsons steam turbine with reduction gear, one shaft.
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