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Middlesex



Call sign:
Love - Cast - Quack - Dog

Freighter:

  • Built in 1912 by the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 January 1918 at Norfolk, VA and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 31 January 1919 at Baltimore, MD
  • Returned to the United States Shipping Board 7 February 1919 for return to her owners
  • Cut down to a barge in 1949
  • Scrapped in 1952 at Philadelphia, PA.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 7,900 t.
  • Length 369'
  • Beam 50' 1"
  • Draft 25'
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 5" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 2,100ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SS Middlesex
    Middlesex 70k Possibly photographed in 1912
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 65119
    Robert Hurst
    USS Middlesex
    Middlesex 97k Wearing pattern camouflage paint, probably while in a convoy during 1918
    Donation of Captain Stephen S. Roberts, USNR, (Retired), 2009
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo from Shipscribe.com
    Robert Hurst

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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