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Carib (ID 1765)

Civilian call sign:
Love - George - Mike - Queen

Freighter: Built in 1916 by the Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Detroit, MI; Acquired by the Navy 27 December 1917 from the Atlantic, Gulf and West Indies Steamship Co. of New York, NY and commissioned the same day; Decommissioned 27 January 1919 at Hoboken, NJ and returned to her owner; Ownership changed in 1925 to the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Co. of New York; Abandoned in 1928 and scrapped by the Boston Iron and Metals Co. of Baltimore, MD.

Specifications: Displacement 3,800 t.; Length 251'; Beam 43' 6"; Draft 18' 3"; Speed unknown; Complement 30; Armament one 5" and one 3" mount; Propulsion one 1,300ihp steam engine, one shaft.

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Carib 74k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Carib 87k In port, possibly in late 1917 while being prepared for Navy service at the Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company yard, Norfolk, Virginia.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99881
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