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Macona (ID 3305)

Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Sail - Love - Dog


  • Built in 1903 as City of Macon by the Delaware River Shipbuilding Co., Chester, PA
  • Renamed Macona
  • Acquired by the Navy 4 August 1918
  • Commissioned USS Macona (ID 3305), 19 August 1918 at New York
  • Decommissioned 25 March 1919 and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owners
  • Struck a rock 18 January 1920 and sank near Nidingen Light, Gotenborg, Sweden. Forty-nine of her crew was lost with the exception of her 2nd Mate who survived.


  • Displacement 8,900 t.
  • Length 397' 8"
  • Beam 49'
  • Draft 22' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Armament: Two 4"/40 mounts
  • Propulsion: Four single ended boilers, one 2,500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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