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Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Have - Pup - King

Kerowlee served both the U. S. Army and Navy


  • Built in 1901 as Compania by J. Readhead and Sons, South Shields, England
  • Renamed Kerowlee
  • Acquired by the Army 1 December 1917 at Havre, France
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 October 1918 and commissioned USS Kerowlee the same day at Cardiff, Wales
  • Decommissioned 11 August 1919 at Norfolk, VA and transferred to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owner, the Kerr Navigation Corp. of New York
  • Acquired in 1921 by the American Ship and Commerce Navigation Corp. ( later United American Lines Inc.) of New York and renamed Mount Sterling
  • Resold in 1921 to the Oceana Sea Nav. Co. Ltd. of Budapest, Hungary and renamed Balaton
  • Acquired in 1927 by the N.G. Livanos Maritime Co. of Chios, Greece and renamed Nicolaos A.
  • Renamed Evi in 1931
  • Scrapped in 1933 in Italy.


  • Displacement 3,350 t.
  • Length 350'
  • Beam 46' 8"
  • Draft 23'
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: Two 3'/50 mounts
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 2,300hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Kerowlee 99k In port, possibly at Danzig, Germany, while employed carrying foodstuffs between France and Germany, circa
    April-June 1919
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103074
    Naval Historical Center

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