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M. J. Scanlon (ID 3513)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Mike - Quack - Vice


  • Built in 1918 by the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ for the East Coast Transportation Co.
  • Launched 4 July 1918
  • Completed 20 September 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 23 September 1918 and commissioned USS M. J. Scanlon (ID 3513) the same day at Philadelphia, PA
  • Decommissioned 27 January 1919 at Philadelphia and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1926 to the Hammond Lumber Co. of Maine and renamed Missoula
  • Renamed Malamton in 1935 and Minotaur in 1941
  • Torpeoded and sunk 9 January 1943 by the German submarine U-124 off Dutch Guiana.


  • Displacement 11,620 t.
  • Length 361' 9"
  • Beam 51'
  • Draft 28'
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Propulsion: Three Scotch Marine boilers, one 2,200ihp triple-expansion engine, one shaft.
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    M. J. Scanlon 952k Launching photo from the 5 July 1918 edition of the Evening Public Ledger and The Evening Telegraph, Philadelphia, PA at the Library of Congress Michael Mohl
    M. J. Scanlon 86k Probably photographed by her builder at the time of her completion in September 1918.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 65067
    Robert Hurst

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