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Civilian Identification Numbered Ships Photo Archive
William A. McKenney (ID 2102)
Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Nan - Have
William A. McKenney served both the U. S. Army and Navy
Freighter:Built in 1916 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VALaunched 28 October 1916Acquired by the Army 20 February 1918Acquired by the Navy 5 June 1918 and commissioned USS William A. McKenney (ID 2102) the same dayDecommissioned 31 January 1919 at New York, struck from the Navy list and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners, the Crowell and Thurlow Shipbuilding Co.Sold in the mid-1920s to the Mystic Steamship Co. of Boston, MASold in the late-1930s to the Koppers Coal Co. of Pittsburgh, PASunk off the coast of British Guiana 4 October 1942 by the German submarine U-175.
Specifications:Displacement 12,800 t.Length 410' 6"Beam 55' 1"Draft 26' 5"Complement 62Speed 9 kts.Armament: One 5"/51 and one 3"/50 mountPropulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,300ihp verticle triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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||Photographed by E.P. Griffith, of Newport News, Virginia, probably when she was first completed by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in 1916
Naval Historical Center photo NH 102566
||In port, possibly when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District on 12 December 1917
Naval Historical Center photo NH 99541
|01||LCDR Louis J. Vail, USN||5 June 1918 - 31 January 1919|
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