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Ticonderoga (ID 1958)

Sunk 30 September 1918

Transport:

  • The third Ticonderoga was built in 1914 as Camilla Rickmers by Rickmers Aktien Gesellschaft, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1917
  • Commissioned USS Ticonderoga (ID 1958), 5 January 1918 at Boston, MA
  • Sunk by the German submarine U-152, 30 September 1918.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 5,130 t.
  • Length 401' 1"
  • Beam 53' 2"
  • Depth of hold 27.5'
  • Draft 25' 6"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Armament: One 6" and one 3" mount.
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    Ticonderoga 76k At Boston, Massachusetts, 27 November 1917. Also present, at far left, is the [protected cruiser] USS Albany. Three section patrol (SP) boats are partially visible at the far right.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 42415
    Naval Historical Center
    Ticonderoga 163k Ticonderoga as seen from the U-152, prior to her sinking
    Photo from "A History Of The Transport Service: Adventures And Experiences Of The United States Transports And Cruisers In The World War", by Vice Admiral Albert Gleaves, USN, Published by George H. Doran Company, New York
    Robert Hurst
    Ticonderoga 364k Photo taken from the deck of the enemy submarine shows the only surviving lifeboat from the transportTiconderoga comes alongside the U-152. The occupants were forced to hold up their hands at the point of revolvers in the hands of the U-boat's crew. In the back ground Ticonderoga may been seen on the horizon line four minutes before she sank
    Photo from "A History Of The Transport Service: Adventures And Experiences Of The United States Transports And Cruisers In The World War", by Vice Admiral Albert Gleaves, USN, Published by George H. Doran Company, New York

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR James J. Madison, USNRF - Awarded the Medal of Honor (Tiffany Cross) - (1918)5 January 1918 - 30 September 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Robert Hurst

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