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Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Mike - Rush


  • Built in 1916 by the Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Wyandotte, MI
  • Commissioned USS Ozama 6 December 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 24 December 1917
  • Decommissioned 13 February 1919 at Norfolk, VA and returned to her owner
  • Sold in 1925 to the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Co. of New York
  • Sold in 1928 to S. P. Larsson of Malmo, Sweden and renamed Malmo
  • Wrecked 17 April 1928 on the island of Ameland, The Netherlands.


  • Displacement 4,300 t.
  • Length 251'
  • Beam 43' 6"
  • Draft 18' 6"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 60
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 mounts
  • Propulsion: Two single-ended boilers, one 1,250hp verticle triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Ozama 95k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Percy E. Crosby, USNRF6 December 1917
    02LCDR James A. Crocker, USNRF1918
    03LT John E. Spratly, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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