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Floridian (ID 3875)

Navy call sign:
George - Fox - Mike - Boy

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Fox - Rush - George


  • Laid down in 1915 by Maryland Steel Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 January 1919 and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 4 August 1919, struck from the Navy Register and returned to her owners, the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company
  • Sank 1 September 1928 after a colliding with the SS Admiral Fiske in dense fog off the coast of Seattle, Washington.


  • Displacement 14,500 t.
  • Length 429' 2"
  • Beam 53' 8"
  • Draft 29' 6"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 49
  • Armament: One 6" and one 3" mount
  • Propulsion: One 4,000ihp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Floridian 136k In port, probably in the New York City area circa 28 January 1919, when she was inspected by the Third Naval District for possible Navy use
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99225
    Naval Historical Center
    Floridian 174k Ship's Officers and Crew, of Floridian, April 1919. The wooden deckhouses on either side, contain troop latrines for Floridian's passengers
    Photo by H. Lindsey, 188 9th Avenue, New York City
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulkowski, 2008
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 106363
    Robert Hurst
    Floridian 116k Arriving in New York Harbor, with her decks crowded with troops returning home from France, 1919. The Statue of Liberty is visible in the left distance
    Photographed by E. Muller Jr., New York
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulkowski, 2008
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105499

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