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Middlesex

Middlesex served the U.S. Army and the Navy


Freighter:

  • Built in 1912 by the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ
  • Chartered by the Army 1 December 1917
  • Transferred to the Navy 2 January 1918 at Norfolk, VA
  • Delivered 21 January 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 31 January 1919 at Baltimore, MD and transferred to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owner
  • Returned to her owner 7 February 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 7,900 t.
  • Length 395' 3"
  • Beam 50' 1"
  • Draft 25'
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 5"/40 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 2,250hp verticle triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Allen S. Bragg, USNRF2 January 1918
    02LCDR Edmund T. Atkinson, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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

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