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Gratitude (SP 3054)

Passenger Steamer:

  • Built in 1880 at Philadelphia, PA
  • Acquired by the Navy in April 1918 at Portsmouth, VA
  • Commissioned 1 April 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owner, Bennett's North Carolina Line, 15 September 1919 at Norfolk, VA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 214 t.
  • Length 140'
  • Beam 20'
  • Depth of hold 7'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement: Nine
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 260hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Gratitude 90k In port, possibly in the Norfolk, Virginia, area when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District on 11 June 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99470
    Naval Historical Center
    Gratitude 114k Serving as a supply boat during World War I, with a large number of Sailors on board. This photograph was possibly taken from USS Iowa (Battleship No. 4) in the Hampton Roads area, Virginia, in 1918. A steam launch from Iowa is in the foreground
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101352

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