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Yellowstone (ID 2657)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - King - Nan - Mike


  • Built in 1917 as War Buoy by the Moore and Scott Shipbuilding Co., Oakland, CA
  • Renamed Yellowstone prior to completion
  • Completed in April 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1918 at Philadelphia, PA
  • Commissioned USS Yellowstone (ID 2657), 21 September 1918
  • Decommissioned 7 May 1919 at Brooklyn, NY, returned to the United States Shipping Board and struck from the Naval list the same day
  • Dragged anchors and ran aground 16 December 1920 at St. Michael's, Punta Delgada, Azores and stranded.


  • Displacement 12,570 t.
  • Length 416' 6"
  • Beam 53'
  • Draft 26' 3"
  • Depth of hold 34' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 79
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 2,800ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Yellowstone 88k Photographed at Oakland, California, on builder's trials on 20 April 1918.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 65076
    Robert Hurst
    Yellowstone 95k Probably shown here at or near her builder's yard at Oakland, California. The barge Olinda of San Francisco is alongside.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105286

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