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Absaroka (ID 2581)


  • Built in 1917 by the Skinner and Eddy Co., Seattle, WA
  • Launched 24 November 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 17 September 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 4 March 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 12,397 t.
  • Length 423' 9"
  • Beam 54'
  • Draft 24' 6"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 70
  • Armament: One 6"/50 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Absaroka 74k Probably photographed upon completion of construction, circa 1917
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65094-A
    Naval Historical Center

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