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Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Have - Pup - Boy
Kerkenna served both the U. S. Army and Navy
Freighter:Built in 1900 as Borneo by William Hamilton and Co., Port Glasgow, Scotland for the Soc Ungherese di Armamento Maritt. Oriente, FiumeLaunched 25 July 1900Acquired by the Kerr Navigation Corp. of New York and renamed KerkennaAcquired by the Army 22 November 1917Acquired by the Navy 28 September 1918 at Brest, France and commissioned USS Kerkenna the same dayDecommissioned 16 April 1919 at Norfolk, VA and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her ownerSold in 1921 to the American Ship and Commerce Navigation Corp. of New York and renamed Mount SummitSold in 1922 to the Oceana Sea Navigation Co. of Budapest, Hungary and renamed AlfoldSold in 1925 to George F. Andreadis of Chios, Greece and renamed DorisSold in 1929 to Turkish owners and renamed IkbalScrapped 2 July 1963 at Istanbul, Turkey.
SpecificationsDisplacement 3,621 t.Length 380' 7"Beam 45' 8"Draft 22' 2"Speed 8 kts.Complement 42Armament: Two 3"/50 mountsPropulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 2,300hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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Photo by Cuneyt Ozbek
|Captain Iskender Sidar, TUN, Ret.
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