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Edward L. Doheny III (ID 3835)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Watch - Pup


  • Laid down 24 December 1917 as Edward L. Doheny III by the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ for the Petroleum Transport Co. of Los Angeles, CA
  • Launched 17 August 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 25 November 1918 and commissioned USS Edward L. Doheny III (ID 3835) the same day
  • Decommissioned 17 November 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners
  • Transferred to the Pan-American Petroleum and Transport Co., Inc. of Los Angeles
  • Renamed F. H. Wickett in 1925
  • Renamed E. G. Seubert in 1931
  • Acquired by the Pan-American Foreign Corp. of Wilmington, DE in 1933
  • Acquired by the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, Wilmington in 1935
  • Torpedoed and sunk 23 February 1944 by the German submarine U-510 in the Gulf of Aden at position 13 45'N, 48 56'E.


  • Displacement 18,220 t.
  • Length 485' 3"
  • Beam 62' 6"
  • Draft 27' ¼"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 60
  • Armament: One 4"/50 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,994hp vertical quadruple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Edward L. Doheny III
    Edward L. Dohney III 75k Photographed on 27 November 1918 by her builder, the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey, just after her completion
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105288
    Robert Hurst
    Edward L. Dohney III 88k c. 1920's
    Photo from
    Mike Green
    SS E. G. Seubert
    Edward L. Dohney III 202k Photographed on 23 July 1942 from a blimp of Squadron ZP-12, based at the Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105289
    The original print is in the National Archives as 80-G-420186
    Robert Hurst

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Edward L. Doheny III (No 3835), a tanker, was built in 1918 by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.; transferred to the Navy from the Shipping Board 25 November 1918; and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant Commander N. [Neil] S. [Stanley] Baker, USNRF, in command.

    Edward L. Doheny III made one voyage to Tampico in December 1918 to load oil which she delivered to east coast ports. Reloading at Port Arthur, Tex., she sailed for Europe to discharge at various ports. Many similar voyages were made in the Naval Overseas Transportation Service throughout 1919, and occasionally the tanker doubled as a transport, bringing home troops. In August she delivered oil to the Canal Zone and Guantanamo Bay, reloaded at New Orleans and proceeded to Scotland to offload in the Clyde. She returned to New York 20 October 1919, was decommissioned 17 November 1919 and returned to the Shipping Board for disposal.

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