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Mariana (ID 3944)

Call sign:
Love - Fox - King - Tare


  • Built in 1915 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA
  • Launched in July 1915
  • Commissioned USS Mariana (ID 3944), 26 July 1918
  • Delivered to the Navy 28 July 1918 at Baltimore, MD
  • Decommissioned 4 April 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owner
  • Torpedoed and sunk 5 March 1942 by German submarine U-126 east of Nassau, Bahamas at position 2214'N, 7123'W
  • There were no survivors from the 36-man crew.


  • Displacement 7,050 t.
  • Length 347' 7"
  • Beam 46' 9"
  • Draft 20'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 62
  • Armament: Two 4"/50 mounts
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 1,500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    SS Mariana
    Mariana 94k Probably photographed around the time of her completion in 1915
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 65138
    Robert Hurst
    USS Mariana (ID 3944)
    Mariana 97k Photograph may have been taken when the ship was reinspected by the Third Naval District in March 1919
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105273
    Robert Hurst

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