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Hickman (ID 3554)



Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Nan - Pup - Tare

Freighter:

  • Built in 1918 by Standard Steamship Co. of New York
  • Acquired by the Navy, 16 November 1918 and commissioned the same day at Shooters Island, NY
  • Decommissioned, 5 March 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
  • Scrapped in 1932.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 10,562 t.
  • Length 377'
  • Beam 52'
  • Draft 23' 10"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 90
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Hickman 75k Probably photographed at the time of her completion and delivery to the Navy in mid-November 1918.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105207
    Robert Hurst

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Hickman was built by Standard Steamboat Co. of New York in 1918, acquired from the USSB on 16 November 1918, and commissioned at Shooters Island, N.Y. on 16 November 1918, Lt. Comdr. Carl Gustave Muller in command.

    After loading cargo at New York, Hickman sailed for France on 7 December 1918, arriving at La Pallic Roads on 22 December after a rough passage in which one of the crew was lost overboard. She unloaded cargo there and taking on a few passengers for the States, sailed on 27 January 1919 and arrived at New York on 17 February in an even rougher passage with winds in the North Atlantic reaching hurricane force. She decommissioned there 5 March 1919 and was returned to the USSB.


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