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Newton (ID 4359)
Collier: Built in 1901 by the Fore River Ship Building Co., Quincy, MA; Acquired by the Navy 3 August 1919; Commissioned USS Newton, 6 August 1918; Decommissioned 24 February 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owner, the New England Coal and Coke Co. of Boston, MA. Still maintained in Navy records for possible reacquisition, in about 1920 Newton was given the registry ID-4359. She had a
long subsequent career in the merchant service, carrying coal and other bulk cargo. The War Shipping Administration operated
her between May 1942 and July 1946. Newton was placed in the U.S. Maritime Commission's Reserve Fleet at Lee Hall,
Virginia, in September 1946 and sold for scrapping in July 1947.
Specifications: Displacement 11,200 t.; Length 406'; Beam 54' 6"; Draft 23'; Speed 10.5 kts.; Complement 70; Armament one 5" and one 3".
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