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Frieda (ID 1618)


Freighter: Built in 1912 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, MA for the Union Sulpher Co. of New York; Delivered 19 February 1913; Acquired by the Navy, 9 October 1918 and commissioned the same day; Decommissioned, 28 January 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board; Torpedoed and sunk 20 October 1943.

Specifications: Displacement 3,365 t.; Length 348' 8"; Beam 45' 1"; Draft 24'; Speed 11 kts.; Complement 70; Armament unknown.


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Frieda 114k Underway circa 1913-1917.
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105496
Robert Hurst
Frieda 84k Photographed from almost directly ahead, while underway circa 1913-1917.
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
Naval Historical Center photo NH 105497
Robert Hurst
Frieda 73k Possibly photographed around the time of her inspection by the Third Naval District circa 1917.
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
Naval Historical Center photo NH 101711
Robert Hurst

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Frieda (No. 1618), a cargo ship, was built in 1912 by Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass. chartered by the Navy 9 October 1918, and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant Commander H. J. Hansen, USNRF, in command.

Frieda carried Army cargo to France from New York between 19 October 1918 and 16 December. She was decommissioned 28 January 1919, and returned to the Shipping Board.


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