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Rosedale (ID 3079)

Passenger Steamer:

  • Built in 1877 at Norfolk, VA
  • Acquired by the Navy 10 July 1918
  • Placed in service 22 July 1918
  • Returned to her owner 31 March 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 938 t.
  • Length 216'
  • Beam 34' 2"
  • Draft 10'
  • Depth of hold 10'
  • Speed 13.9 kts.
  • Complement 35
  • Propulsion: Two locomotive boilers, one 1,460hp Simple beam steam engine, two paddle wheels.
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    Rosedale 105k Underway, prior to World War I
    Photographed by the Vincent-Mitchell Studios, Philadelphia and Baltimore
    The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102165
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships:


    A city in Iberville Parish, La., on the Mississippi River. Rosedale retained her mercantile name in U.S. Navy service.

    Rosedale was built during 1877 at Norfolk, Va., as a wooden, side-wheel passenger and freight steamer for river service. She was chartered 10 July 1918 for U.S. Navy service from R. W. Bryson of Philadelphia, Pa., and placed in service 22 July 1918. Rosedale operated on local patrol and transport duty in the 4th Naval District until returned to her owner 31 March 1919.

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