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Edith (ID 3459)


Freighter:

  • The second Edith was built in 1915 by the Maryland Steel Company, Sparrows Point, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 October 1918 and commissioned USS Edith (ID 3459) the same day
  • Struck from the Navy Register 10 May 1919
  • Decommissioned 18 May 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 7,335 t.
  • Length 338'
  • Beam 46' 2"
  • Draft 21' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Armament: One 5"/40 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended and one auxiliary boiler, one 1,400hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Edith 99k Photographed prior to her World War I era Naval service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 70469
    Naval Historical Center

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