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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
  • Acquired by the Navy and commissioned 5 March 1918
  • Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register 11 April 1919 and was returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 10,400 t.
  • Length 385'
  • Beam 51'
  • Draft 23' 11"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 104
  • Armament: One 5" mount and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 2,300ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    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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