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Houma (ID 4341-A)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Quack - Jig - King

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Item - Tare - Fox


  • Built in 1918 by Bethlehem Ship Building Co., Sparrows Point, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 22 January 1919 and commissioned USS Houma (ID 4341-A) the same day
  • Decommissioned 4 September 1919 at New York, struck from the Navy Register, and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Renamed Cape Henlopen in 1924
  • Renamed Winifred O'Donnell in 1926
  • Renamed Nevada in 1929
  • Scrapped in 1950 at Philadelphia, PA.


  • Displacement 10,387 t.
  • Length 435'
  • Beam 56'
  • Draft 26'
  • Depth of hold 33' 6"
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 52
  • Armament none
  • Propulsion: Two 2,600ihp steam engines, two shafts.
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    Houma 47k c. October 1927
    Winifred O'Donnell aground off Santa Barbara, California
    Mystic Seaport and Museum Collections & Research

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