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Identification Numbered Ships Photo Archive
Santa Rosa (ID 2169)
Navy call sign:
George - Fox - Quack - Dog
Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - George - Rush - Boy
Santa Rosa served both the U. S. Army and Navy
Freighter:Built in 1917 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PAAcquired by the Army 29 August 1917Transferred to the Navy 10 March 1919 and commissioned USS Santa Rosa (ID 2169) the same dayStruck from the Navy Register 27 October 1919 and returned to her ownerSold to the American Hawaiian Steamship Company and renamed OregonianSunk by German torpedo planes 13 September 1942, while en route to Archangel, Russia, with Convoy PQ-18.
Specifications:Displacement 6,415 t.Length 404' 7"Beam 53' 10"Draft 26.2'Complement 41Propulsion: One 3,000ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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Santa Rosa. Rose of Lima (30 April 1586 – 24 August 1617) was a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe asceticism and her care of the needy of the city through her own private efforts. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she was declared a saint by the Catholic Church, being the first person born in the Americas to be canonized as such
Photo added 26 October 2020
||Returning to the United States with troops on board, 1919
U.S. Navy photo NH 70460
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|01||LCDR Allen S. Bragg, USNRF||10 March 1919|
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Santa Rosa, a steel-hulled, single screw steamer built in 1917 by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa., was taken over by the United States Army from the Grace Line on 29 August 1917 and operated by the Army Transport Service carrying troops and equipment across the Atlantic through the end of World War I.
Transferred to the Navy on 10 March 1919, she continued making transatlantic runs until she was returned to the Grace Line on 27 October 1919.
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