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General G. W. Goethals (ID 1443)

Navy call sign:
George - Jig - King - Mike

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Have - Dog - Tare


  • Built in 1912 as Grunewald by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack, Germany
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 March 1919 and commissioned USS General G. W. Goethals (ID 1443) the same day
  • Decommissioned 13 September 1919 at New York and turned over to the War Department for return to her owners, the Panama Railroad Steamship Co.
  • Sold 10 January 1925 to the Universal Negro Improvement Association
  • Registered in 1931 to the Munson Steamship Line of New York, NY as the freighter Munorleans
  • Scrapped in 1936.


  • Displacement 2,783 t.
    1931 - 4,418 t.
  • Length 367'
    1931 - 353'
  • Beam 48' 7"
  • Draft 27' 6"
    1931 - 25'
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 77
    1931 - 71
  • Propulsion: Two 1,600ihp steam engines, two shafts.
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    SS General G. W. Goethals
    General G. W. Goethals 115k In port, circa 1917-1919, with the barge Ethel & Lillian alongside
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99226
    Naval Historical Center
    USS General G. W. Goethals (ID 1443)
    General G. W. Goethals 100k Dockside at Bordeaux, France, 4 January 1919
    Photo Q 70656 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums part of the American First World War Official Exchange Collection (U.S. Army Signal Corps photo 46180)
    Robert Hurst
    General G. W. Goethals 98k Off Newport News, Virginia, in 1919. This image is cropped from Naval Historical Center photo NH 104731
    Photographed by Holladay, Newport News, Va.
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104731-A

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