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Saccarappa (ID 3828)



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

Freighter:

  • Laid down 26 March 1918 by the American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Philadelphia, PA
  • Launched 24 August 1918
  • Delivered 30 December 1918 to the United States Shipping Board (USSB)
  • Acquired by the Navy 31 December 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 14 January 1919 and returned to the USSB
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 5,735 t.
  • Length 401'
  • Beam 54'
  • Draft 24' 5"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Propulsion: One 2,500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Saccarappa (No. 3828) was built in 1918 by the American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Philadelphia, Pa. She was taken over, upon her completion, on 31 December by the United States Shipping Board (USSB) and commissioned for Naval Overseas Transportation Service. After the ship had been manned by Naval personnel, USSB requested that she be returned. She was placed out of commission and returned to USSB on 14 January 1919.

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