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Freighter: Built in 1890 as Adelheid by Barclay, Curle and Co., Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland; Acquired by the Navy in 1918; Commissioned Constantia 22 April 1918; Decommissioned, 13 July 1918 and returned to to the United States Shipping Board. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 6,000 t.; Length 339' 6"; Beam 41' 9"; Draft 21'; Speed 11 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament one 6" and one 3".

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Constantia was built in 1890 by Barclay, Curle and Co., Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland, as Adelheid; transferred to the Navy in 1918 from the United States Shipping Board, converted at New Orleans, LA., and commissioned 22 April 1918, Lieutenant Commander P. F. Johnsen, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Constantia sailed from New Orleans 6 May 1918 for New York, arriving 15 May. Joining a convoy she sailed for Roehefort, France, where she unloaded cargo from 7 to 21 June before returning to Norfolk 10 July. She was decommissioned 13 July 1918 and returned to the Shipping Board the same day.

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