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Winding Gulf (ID 3379)


  • Built in 1918 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
  • Launched 22 June 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 August 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 26 March 1919 at New York, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Returned to her owners, Castner, Curran, and Bullitt, Inc. of Boston, MA
  • Sold in 1926 to the Mystic Steamship Co., of Boston
  • Sold in the 1930s to the Koppers Coal Co., of Boston
  • Sold to the Eastern Gas and Fuel Association
  • Scrapped in 1947.


  • Displacement 12,163 t.
  • Length 395' 1"
  • Beam 55'
  • Depth of hold 34' 5"
  • Draft 27'
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 75
  • Armament: One 5"/51 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,200hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Winding Gulf 83k Launching, at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 22 June 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102374
    Naval Historical Center
    Winding Gulf 113k In service after World War I
    Photo from
    Robert Hurst

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