Displacement 13,675 t.
Beam 54' 8"
Draft 26' 2"
Speed 10 kts.
Armament: One 5" and one 3"
Propulsion: One 3,000ihp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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|95k||In port, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District on 10 November 1917
Naval Historical Center photo NH 102814
|USS Chinampa (ID 1952)|
Ready to carry food to the Allies according to this post card issued by the American Recreation Association, a charitable organization sanctioned by the military during World War I. The card does not identify the ship but she is quite clearly Chinampa, which carried only petroleum products to Europe
Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1983. Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 94960 from Shipscribe.com
|88k||In port, probably in 1919. The name board above her pilothouse indicates that this photograph was taken during, or shortly after, the ship's service with the Naval Overseas Transportation Service.
Naval Historical Center photo NH 101395
Assigned to the Nava] Overseas Transportation Service, she made two transatlantic voyages for the Navy between 16 October 1918 and 11 February 1919, and an additional voyage for the Army from 23 February to 28 March 1919, carrying gasoline and fuel oil to various ports in France, England, and Belgium.
Chinampa was decommissioned 27 May 1919 and delivered to the Shipping Board for return to her owner.
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