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Pleiades (ID 1616)
Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Pup - Sail - Love
Freighter:Built in 1900 by the Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, MDAcquired by the Navy 26 August 1918Commissioned USS Pleiades (ID 1616), 27 August 1918 at New YorkDecommissioned 7 March 1919 at Philadelphia, PA and transferred to the United States Shipping BoardReturned to her owners, the Luckenbach Steamship Co. of New York, NY 18 March 1919Renamed Segundo in 1923Renamed Cabo Santa Maria in 1925Renamed Mina Piqurea in 1932Scrapped in Spain in 1950.
Specifications:Displacement 8,545 t.Length 331' 5"Beam 47'Draft 25'Speed 10 kts.Complement 81Armament: Two 4" mountsPropulsion: One 1,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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||Naval Historical Center photo NH 65117
||Photograph taken around the time of a 1917 inspection by the Third Naval District.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105281
||In service with the Luckenbach Steamship Co., probably between 1919 and 1923
Photo from Shipscribe.com
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Pleiades (ID 1616), built in 1900 by the Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, Md. was taken over by WSA [War Shipping Admiistration] from her owner, Luckenbach S.S. Co., New York, and turned over to the Navy, on bare boat charter, 26 August 1918; and commissioned 27 August 1918.
Refitted at New York for use as a NOTS vessel, on Army account, Pleiades completed one cargo run to France and back, before the end of the First World War, 11 November 1918. Following the Armistice, she crossed the Atlantic once more, returning to the United States 29 January 1919. Reconditioned, she decommissioned, 7 March 1919, and was returned to her owner, at Philadelphia, 18 March 1919.
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