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Wieldrecht (ID 2519)


Tanker:

  • Built in 1913 by the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij, Yard No. 38, Rotterdam, Holland
  • Confiscated by the United States Shipping Board (USSB) 21 March 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 4 April 1918 at New York and commissioned USS Wieldrecht (ID 2519) the same day
  • Decommissioned and returned to the USSB
  • Reacquired by the Navy and recommissioned 17 June 1918 at Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Decommissioned 8 April 1919 at Philadelphia, PA and returned to the USSB
  • Returned to her owners, Ph. van Ommeren's company N. V. Maatschappij Stoomschip Wieldrecht on 10 April 1919
  • Sold 6 March 1930 to Rederij H.v.d.Zee of Rotterdam and renamed Myriel
  • Sold in 1932 to the Euxine Shipping Co., Ltd. of London, England
  • Torpeoded 13 December 1941 by the German submarine U-431 which fired a spread of three torpeodes with one hit. Managed to return to Alexandria, Egypt at 3 knots where she was repaired and used as a water carrier
  • Sold in 1947 to Citmar Italiana Transporti Marittimi of Genoa, Italy and renamed Miriella
  • Laid up in La Spezia, Italy in 1954
  • Scrapped in 1955 at La Spezia.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 7,350 t.
  • Length 340'
  • Beam 47' 3"
  • Draft 20' 11"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 95
  • Armament: One 5" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 1,500hp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Wieldrecht 87k This particularly crude photo may have been taken when the ship was inspected by the Third Naval District on 26 March 1918
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105237
    Robert Hurst
    Wieldrecht 47k Photo from Old Ship Picture Galleries via Shipscribe.com
    Wieldrecht 63k Photo from Van Ommeren Shipping via Shipscribe.com

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