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Laid down, date unknown, as SS Aisne at American International Shipbuilding Co. Hog Island, PA.
Launched, 5 June 1920
Named in honor of the U.S. Army’s participation in the Aisne campaign in World War I
Aisne was the last ship built by the American International Shipbuilding Company for World War I service
Delivered to the U.S. Shipping Board, 27 January 1921
Transferred to the War Department, 29 January 1921, and assigned to the A.T.S. Atlantic Fleet, homeported at Norfolk, VA.
Laid up, 2 February 1921, at Norfolk, VA.
Directed by Executive Order dated 1 February 1922 to be turned over to the U.S. Shipping Board
Turned over to the U.S. Shipping Board, 9 January 1923
Sold to the American Merchant Line, renamed SS American Merchant
Sold in 1940 to the Société Maritime Anversoise, a Belgian shipping firm, reflagged Belgian, renamed SS Ville de Namur
Final Disposition, sunk by U-52, 19 June 1940, off La Rochelle, Belgium
Displacement 12,275 t.(fl)
Beam 58' 3"
Draft 26' (limiting)
Speed 14.5 kts. (trial)
Passenger capacity unknown
NSFO 10,000 Bbls
Diesel 360 Bbls
one General Electric geared turbine
six Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 200psi Sat.
double General Electric Main Reduction Gear
three 200Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 6,000shp
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||Ex-USAT Aisne underway while in merchant service as the American Merchants Line cargo ship SS American Merchant
USAT Aisne history is from US Army Order of Battle 1914-1941 Vol 4
Last Updated 19 April 2019
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