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Eten (ID 4041)


  • Built in 1907 as Rhakotis by Blohm and Voss, Hamburg, Germany
  • Acquired by the Navy 1 May 1919 and commissioned USS Eten (ID 4041) the same day
  • Decommissioned 19 August 1919 at Norfolk, VA, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 12,787 t.
  • Length 435' 7"
  • Beam 53' 2"
  • Draft 24' 6"
  • Speed 14 kts
  • Propulsion: Four boilers, two 1,581hp triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    Eten 69k In port, probably circa the spring of 1919
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99173
    Naval Historical Center
    Eten 137k Crowded with troops, while engaged in bringing U.S. service personnel home from Europe, circa May-July 1919
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2007
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104736
    Robert Hurst
    Eten 114k In port, 1919
    Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 105899

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