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Shoshone (ID 1760)



Navy call sign:
George - Jig - Dog - Love



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Have - Watch - Dog

Freighter:

  • Built in 1912 as Wasgenwald by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack, Germany
  • Sold 31 March 1917 to the Kerr Navigation Co. of New York, NY and renamed Shoshone
  • Chartered by the Army 26 October 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 18 February 1919 and commissioned USS Shoshone (ID 1760) the same day at Shooter's Island, NY
  • Decommissioned 5 August 1919 at Bush Bluffs, VA and returned to her owner
  • Sold in 1919 to the Canada Steamship Co. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and renamed Manoa in 1922
  • Resold in 1926 to the Hamburg American Line and renamed Grunewald
  • Scrapped in 1932.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 4,707 t.
  • Length 367' 11"
  • Beam 48' 7"
  • Draft 34' 2"
  • Speed 13.5 kts.
  • Complement 41
  • Armament: One 5" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 3,200ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Shoshone 81k In port, possibly in the New York City area when she was inspected by the Third Naval District on 18 February 1919.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99510
    Naval Historical Center
    Shoshone 107k In port, possibly when inspected by the Fifth Naval District in 1919.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99511
    Robert Hurst
    Shoshone 109k Homeward-bound troops boarding the ship, 1919.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105723
    Shoshone 285k c. 1919
    From the collection of Clarence Hugh Stephenson, Sargeant, Hdq. Det., 304 Ammunition Train, 79th Division
    Steve Stephenson

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