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Glen White (ID 2068)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Boy - Tare


  • Built in 1918 as Tidewater by the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ
  • Launched, 20 April 1918
  • Renamed Glen White
  • Acquired by the Navy 22 July 1918 and commissioned USS Glen White (ID 2068) the same day
  • Decommissioned, 6 March 1919 at Baltimore, MD
  • Struck from the Navy Register 16 March 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Scrapped at Philadelphia, PA in 1948.


  • Displacement 12,163 t.
  • Length 395' 1"
  • Beam 55'
  • Draft 27'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 73
  • Armament: One 5"/51 mount and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,700hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Glen White 121k Being launched at the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J. on 20 April 1918
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 101729
    Robert Hurst

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Glen White was built as Tidewater by the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J., for the American-Italian Steam Ship Co. New York, Launched 20 April 1918; renamed Glen White; acquired from the United States Shipping Board at Philadelphia on 22 July 1918; commissioned the same day, Lt Comdr. Eugene Lane, USNRF, in command.

    Glen White was assigned to NOTS and departed Philadelphia on 25 July 1918 to load 6,149 tons of general Army cargo at New York, then proceeding to Hampton Roads on 5 August to join a convoy that reached St. Nazaire, France, on the 26th. She returned to New York on 29 September. After two similar voyage carrying a total of 12,458 tons of Army cargo to Brest and St. Nazaire, France, she decommissioned at Baltimore 6 March 1919 and returned to USSB.

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