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William Rockefeller (ID 1581)

Sunk 21 May 1918


  • Built in 1916 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA
  • Completed in December 1916
  • Acquired by the Navy 9 January 1918 from the Standard Oil Co. and commissioned USS William Rockefeller (ID 1581) the same day
  • Torpeoded and sunk 21 May 1918 by the German coastal minelayer submarine UC-58.


  • Displacement 15,500 t.
  • Length 446'
  • Beam 58' 2"
  • Draft 27' 6"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 51.
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    William Rockefeller 85k
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105239
    Robert Hurst

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