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Cohasset (ID 3679)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Nan - Sail - George


  • Built in 1918 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, MA
  • Delivered 30 November 1918
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 December 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 9 May 1918 at Norfolk, VA and returned to to the United States Shipping Board
  • Scrapped in 1937.


  • Displacement 5,770 t.
  • Length 406' 4"
  • Beam 54' 6"
  • Draft 25'
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 42
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,000shp Curtis steam turbine, one shaft.
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    Cohasset 87k After launching
    National Archives photo 165-WW 499 96 by Underwood and Underwood
    Mike Mohl
    Photo added 16 October 2020
    Cohasset 120k 18 November 1918
    At the yard of her builder, Bethlehem Steel Co., Fore River Plant, Quincy, Massachusetts. Note the numerous destroyers fitting out
    National Archives photo from
    Robert Hurst
    Cohasset 85k 29 November 1918
    During builder's trials
    National Archives photo from
    Cohasset 83k On sea trials on 29 November 1918
    National Archives photo from
    Cohasset 70k In port, possibly when inspected by the First Naval District on 29 November 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100866
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships:


    Towns in Massachusetts and Minnesota.

    The second Cohasset was built in 1918 by Fore River Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, Mass.; transferred from the Shipping Board 5 December 1918, and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant Commander E. [Erwin] S. B. Beecher USNRF, in command.

    Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Cohasset sailed from Boston 22 December carrying Army supplies for St. Nazaire, France, where she arrived 16 January 1919. Returning to Boston 3 March 1919, she reloaded and departed a week later for Bordeaux, France, arriving 25 March. After discharging her cargo at Bordeaux, she steamed to Pauillac where she loaded ammunition for return to the United States. Arriving at Norfolk 29 April 1919, she was decommissioned 9 May 1919 and returned to the Shipping Board the same day.

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