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USS Antilla

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
World War I Victory Medal

Acquired Freighter:
  • Built by William Gray and Co., West Hartlepool, England (YN 677)
  • Launched, 19 November 1903
  • Completed for Anglo-Arabian & Persian SS Co., Ltd. (F.C. Strick & Co.), Swansea, Wales, as Luristan (B118714), January 1904
  • Registered to G. de Zaldo (J.e. Ward & Co.), Havana, under Cuban flag, renamed Antilla, 1905
  • Registered to Compañia Cubana de Navigación, Havana, 1907
  • Registered to New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., New York (ON 212936), 1915
  • Acquired by the Navy, 14 May 1918
  • Commissioned at Hoboken, NJ, 20 May 1918
  • Decommissioned and returned to owner, 20 February 1919
  • Reduced to a barge at Baltimore, June 1931
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
  • Displacement 3,398 gross tons, 2,174 net tons
  • Length 358' 0"
  • Beam 45' 0"
  • Draft 16' 3"
  • Speed 11 knots
  • Complement 52 (10 officers, 42 enlisted)
  • Propulsion two single ended and one auxiliary boiler, one vertical triple expansion (25-40.5-67 x 45) steam engine, one shaft, 2000hp
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    121k Port view of grounded steamship Antilla of New York, with lighter John W. Chittenden and tugboat North America alongside, probably after collision with barge off Sea Gate, Brooklyn, NY, 13 December 1915.
    Mystic Seaport Museum accession number 2014.49.9478
    Dave Wright

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Nicolai Kj°rsvig Kvande, USNRF20 May 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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

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