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Dorothy Cullen (ID 2183)


  • Built in 1893 as Joseph O'Riorden by the Atlantic Works, South Boston, MA
  • Renamed Dorothy Cullen while owned by the Cullen Transportation Company of New York City
  • Acquired by the Navy 9 September 1918
  • Commissioned USS Dorothy Cullen (ID 2183), 18 September 1918
  • Decommissioned 21 October 1919
  • Sold 19 July 1920 and renamed Alfred H. Bromell and homeported in New York, NY
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 t.
    1921 - 99 t.
  • Length 81' 1"
  • Beam 20'
  • Draft 8' 3"
    1921 - 9.9'
  • Complement: Five (1921)
  • Speed 11.5 kts.
  • Propulsion: One 225hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    ID-2183 60k Photographed prior to her World War I era Naval service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101590
    Naval Historical Center
    ID-2183 79k In port on a snowy day, possibly in the New York Harbor area on 29 December 1917, when she was inspected by the Third Naval District for possible U.S. Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103473

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