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Charlton Hall (ID 1359)

Civilian call sign:
Love - Dog - Queen - Boy

Freighter/Animal Transport:

  • Built in 1907 by the William Hamilton and Co., Port Glasgow, Scotland for C. G. Dunn and Co. of Liverpool, England
  • Launched 14 May 1907
  • Sold to the United States Steel Products Co., Inc. of New York
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 June 1918
  • Commissioned USS Charlton Hall (ID 1359), 14 June 1918
  • Decommissioned 29 January 1919 at Newport News, VA
  • Transferred to the United States Shipping Board 3 February 1919 at New York for return to her owners
  • Sold in 1930 to M. Kulukundis of Syra, Greece and renamed Atlantis
  • Sold again in 1930 to K. Psychas of Syra and renamed Anastasis
  • Scrapped 4 April 1934 at Shanghai, China.


  • Displacement 11,300 t.
  • Length 412' 6"
  • Beam 50'
  • Draft 25' 4½"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Armament: One 5"/40 mount and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended and one auxiliary boiler, one 2,200shp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Charlton Hall 73k In port, circa 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99971
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Charlton Hall (No. 1359) was built in 1907 by William Hamilton and Co., Port Glasgow, Scotland; transferred from the Shipping Board 10 June 1918, and commissioned 14 June 1918, Lieutenant Commander J. L. Evans USNRF, in command.

    Serving with the Naval Overseas Transportation Service in support first of the American Expeditionary Force and later of the Army of Occupation, Charlton Hall made three voyages from New York to ports in France carrying general cargo between 17 June 1918 and 23 December 1918. She was decommissioned at Newport News, VA., 29 January 1919, and returned to the Shipping Board at New York 3 February 1919.

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