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Merak (ID 2533)

Sunk 6 August 1918

Freighter: Built in 1910 by the Rotterdam Droogd. Maat., Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Acquired by the Navy in 1918; Sunk in the Western Atlantic 6 August 1918 by gunfire from the German submarine U-140.

Specifications: Displacement 7,100 t.; Length 334'; Beam 47'; Draft 20' 3"; Speed 8 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament unknown.

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