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Identification Numbered Vessel Photo Archive
Eurana (ID 1594)
Navy call sign:
George - Fox - Vice - Sail
Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Fox - Rush - Sail
Eurana served both the U. S. Army and the Navy.
Freighter:Built in 1916 by the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CAAcquired by the Navy 13 September 1918Commissioned USS Eurana (ID 1594), 21 September 1918Decommissioned, 9 October 1919 at Norfolk, VA and returned to the Army for transfer to her owner, the American South African Line of New YorkRenamed Alamar in 1930Bombed approximately 100 miles southeast of Bear Island 27 May 1942 by German Stuka dive bombersTorpedoed and scuttled by the British submarine HMS Trident (N 52) as a hazard to navigation.
Specifications:Displacement 9,300 t.Length 410'Beam 56' 2"Draft 26'Speed 10.5 kts.Complement 70Armament: Two 4"/40 mountsPropulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,400hp Parsons steam turbine with reduction gear, one shaft.
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||Wearing neutrality markings, circa 1917, prior to U.S. entry into World War I
Naval Historical Center photo NH 70457
|USS Eurana (ID 1594)
||In port, circa 1918-1919
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105201
Photo by Dr. C. N. Caldwell from the Caldwell Kvaran Archives
Courtesy of Einar Einarsson Kvaran
|Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Eurana (No. 1594), a cargo ship, was built in 1916 by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, Calif. Acquired by the Navy 13 September 1918; and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant Commander J. Foster, USNRF in command.
Between 4 October 1918 and 14 September 1919, Eurana made four voyages from east coast ports to carry passengers and cargo for the Army Expeditionary Force and the Army of Occupation to LaPallice, Verdon, Bordeaux, St. Nazaire, and Brest, France. She was present in Brest 29 June 1919 to honor President W. Wilson leaving France in George Washington. Eurana was decommissioned 9 October 1919 at Norfolk, and returned to the Army for transfer to her owner.
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