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I. J. Merritt (ID 3780)


Salvage Ship:

  • Built in 1918 by Brown's Shipyard, Staten Island, NY
  • Launched 8 February 1919
  • Acquired by the Navy in June 1918 while still under construction
  • Delivered 27 August 1919
  • Sold back to her original owner 13 December 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Length 174'
  • Beam 34'
  • Draft 13' 6"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One W.and A. Fletcher Co. triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    I. J. Merritt 159k Halftone reproduction of a photograph of the ship's triple expansion steam engine, circa 1918.
    Copied from "The Rudder" magazine, June 1919, page 285
    Courtesy of Robert F. Sumrall, 1972.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 75659
    Naval Historical Center
    I. J. Merritt 111k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken shortly before the ship was launched at Brown's shipyard, Staten Island, New York, 8 February 1919.
    Copied from "The Rudder" magazine, June 1919, page 285
    Courtesy of Robert F. Sumrall, 1972.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 75658
    Robert Hurst
    I. J. Merritt 90k Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken immediately after the ship was launched at Brown's shipyard, Staten Island, New York, 8 February 1919.
    Copied from "The Rudder" magazine, June 1919, page 284
    Courtesy of Robert F. Sumrall, 1972.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 75657
    Naval Historical Center
    I. J. Merritt 85k Photographed in 1919, soon after completion
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100551-A
    I. J. Merritt 79k c. 1920's
    USS Iuka (AT-37) is behind her stern with other craft
    Photo from Shipscribe.com
    Robert Hurst

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