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C. W. Morse (ID 1966)

River Steamer/Receiving Ship/Transport:

  • Built in 1903 by Harlan and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, DE
  • Placed in service 12 December 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register 10 February 1919 and returned to her owner, the Hudson Navigation Co. of New York, NY
  • Renamed Fort Orange in 1923
  • Scrapped in 1936.


  • Displacement 4,500 t.
  • Length 411' 1"
  • Beam 50' 9"
  • Draft 10'
  • Complement 110
  • Speed 11.3 kts.
  • Propulsion: Four Locomotive marine and one auxiliary boiler, two 2,250hp Beam steam engines, side-wheeler.
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    Size Image Description Source
    C. W. Morse 150k Artwork reproduced on a contemporary postal card, depicting the steamer using her searchlight while operating at night on the Hudson River, New York
    U.S. Navy photo NH 85930
    Naval Historical Center
    C. W. Morse 270k Post card dated 28 June 1912 Tommy Trampp
    C. W. Morse 348k Post card postmarked 5 November 1914, Worcester, NY
    C. W. Morse 723k In port, possibly at New York City at about the time she was chartered by the U.S. Navy in December 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99706
    Naval Historical Center

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