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Montclair (ID 3497)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Fox - Pup

Refrigerator Ship:

  • Built in 1918 as War Speed by the Standard Shipbuilding Corp., Shooters’ Island, New York, NY for the Cunard Steamship Co.
  • Renamed Montclair prior to completion
  • Acquired by the Navy 19 August 1918 at Brooklyn, NY and commissioned USS Montclair (ID 3497) the same day
  • Decommissioned 7 July 1919 at Norfolk, VA and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Scrapped in 1937 at Baltimore, MD.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 10,562 t.
  • Length 377'
  • Beam 52'
  • Draft 23' 8"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Montclair 69k Photographed in port during World War I, while painted in "dazzle" camouflage. Another ship, of identical topside configuration, is on her opposite side.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102040
    Naval Historical Center

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