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William A. McKenney (ID 2902)

Freighter: Built in 1916 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry-dock Co., Newport News, VA; Acquired by the Navy 5 June 1918 and commissioned USS William A. McKenney (ID 2902) the same day; Decommissioned 31 January 1919 at New York, struck from the Navy list and transferred to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners; Sold in the mid-1920s to the Mystic Steamship Co of Boston, MA; Sold in the late 1930s to the Koopers Coal Co. of Pittsburg, PA; Shelled, torpeoded and sunk 4 October 1942 by the U-175 off British Guiana.

Specifications: Displacement 12,800 t.; Length 410' 6"; Beam 55' 1"; Draft 26' 5"; Speed unknown; Complement 62; Armament one 5" and one 3".

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William A. McKenney 75k Photographed by E.P. Griffith, of Newport News, Virginia, probably when she was first completed by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in 1916.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102566
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William A. McKenney 97k In port, possibly when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District on 12 December 1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 99541
Naval Historical Center

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