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John M. Connelly (ID 2703)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - King - Nan - Tare


  • Laid down 14 October 1916 by Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Co. (later Pusey and Jones), Gloucester City, NJ for Cities Service Co.
  • Launched 9 November 1917
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 May 1918
  • Commissioned USS John M. Connelly (ID 2703), 18 May 1918
  • Decommissioned 18 January 1919 at Philadelphia, PA and returned to the United States Shipping Board the same day
  • Renamed Point Breeze in 1927
  • Scrapped in 1946.


  • Displacement 10,150 t.
  • Length 380'
  • Beam 50' 9"
  • Draft 24' 5"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 61
  • Armament: One 6"/50 mount and one 6-pounder
  • Propulsion: Two single ended and one auxiliary boiler, one 2,400hp Curtis steam turbine with reduction gear, one shaft.
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    USS John M. Connelly (ID 2703)
    John M. Connelly 71k Photographed on 6 May 1918
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 65096
    Robert Hurst
    Point Breeze
    John M. Connelly 59k "Photo taken by Percy Sperr who was known as "The Official Photographer For The City Of New York" Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 21 June 2019

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