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Macona (ID 3305)



Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Sail - Love - Dog

Freighter:

  • Built in 1903 as City of Macon by the Deleware River, Co., Chester, PA
  • Renamed Macona
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 August 1918 and commissioned USS Macona (ID 3305) at New York
  • Decommissioned 25 March 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners, the Macona Steamship Co. of New York
  • Struck a rock 18 January 1920 and sank near Nidingen Light, Gotenborg, Sweden. Forty-nine of her crew was lost with the exception of her 2nd Mate who survived.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 8,500 t.
  • Length 377' 5"
  • Beam 49'
  • Draft 22' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 89
  • Armament: Two 4" mounts
  • Propulsion: One 5,000ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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