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Sudbury (ID 2149)
Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Jig - Quack - Vice
Freighter:Built in 1917 by the Chester Shipbuilding Corp., Chester, PA for the Shawmut Steamship Co. of New YorkAcquired by the Navy and commissioned USS Sudbury (ID 2149), 4 March 1918Decommissioned 11 April 1919, struck from the Naval Register and returned to her ownerAcquired by the United American Lines of New YorkSold in 1927 to the Munson Steamship Line of New York and renamed MunbeaverSold in 1938 to the Italian Capo Line and renamed Capo AlgaScuttled 18 August 1944 at St. Nazaire, France.
Specifications:Displacement 10,400 t.Length 402' 1"Beam 51'Draft 23' 10½"Speed 11 kts.Complement 52Armament: One 5"/51 mount and one 6-pounderPropulsion: Three Babcock and Wilcox boilers, one 2,300hp Westinghouse steam turbine with reduction gear, one shaft.
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||Shown on a color post card being launched on 9 September 1917 at the Chester Shipbuilding Co., Chester, Pa., for the Shawmut Line
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||SS Munbeaver serving with the Munson Steamship Line of New York between 1927 and 1938. She was similar in appearance to the somewhat larger USS Auburn [ID 3842], the next freighter to be built at the Chester, Pennsylvania shipyard
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|01||LCDR Charles F. Smith, USNRF||1918|
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Sudbury (ID. No. 2149) was built in 1917 by the Chester Shipbuilding Corp., Chester, Pa., and operated by the Shawmut Steamship Co. She was acquired by the Navy and commissioned on 5 March 1918 at Philadelphia for service in the Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS).
Sudbury loaded a cargo of Army supplies and sailed on 20 March for New York where she joined a convoy that got underway for France four days later. She arrived at Brest on 8 April. From there, she proceeded to Bordeaux, unloaded her cargo, and sailed on 5 May for New York. The cargo ship made three more voyages to France in 1918. On 10 January 1919, she sailed from Philadelphia to Trieste and returned on 3 April. Eight days later Sudbury was decommissioned struck from the Navy fist, and returned to her owner.
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