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Ternate (ID 2697)

Freighter/Animal Transport:

  • Built in 1907 by William Hamilton and Co., Ltd., Port Glasgow, Scotland
  • Launched 24 December 1907 for Rotterdamsche Lloyd (W.Ruys & Zonen)
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 March 1918
  • Commissioned 6 April 1918 at Newport News, VA
  • Decommissioned 11 April 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board the same day
  • Scrapped 9 September 1930 at Osaka, Japan.


  • Displacement 5,909 t.
  • Length 393'
  • Beam 51' 6"
  • Draft 20' 10"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Armament: One 4"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Ternate 102k In port wearing Dutch neutrality markings, possibly when inspected at Newport News on 4 April 1918
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105234
    Robert Hurst

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