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Silver Shell (ID 2270)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Fox - Queen - Mike

Tanker:

  • Built in 1915 as Silver Shell by Harlan and Hollingsworth of Wilmington, DE for the Shell Oil Co.
  • Inspected by the Third Naval District in January 1918 for possible U.S. Navy service. Though assigned the registry ID-2270, she was not taken over by the Navy and remained in civilian custody
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 12,000 t.
  • Length 411' 6"
  • Beam 50' 1"
  • Draft 24' 8"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: Two 4" mounts
  • Propulsion: One 3,450ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Silver Shell 83k At the yard of her builder, Harlan and Hollingsworth of Wilmington, Delaware, probably when first completed.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 70462
    Naval Historical Center
    Silver Shell 128k Possibly photographed in the vicinity of New York City on 23 January 1918, when she was inspected by the Third
    Naval District.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 104069

    There is no DANFS history currently available for Silver Shell (ID 2270)
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