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Sunk 16 August 1918


  • Built in 1913 by the Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, MD
  • Placed in service in October 1917
  • Torpedoed 15 August 1918
  • Sank 16 August 1918.


  • Displacement 14,375 t.
  • Length 428' 9½"
  • Beam 53' 6"
  • Draft 28'
  • Complement 40
  • Speed 14.85 kts.
  • Armament: Two 4"/50 mounts
  • Propulsion: Three single ended and one auxiliary boiler, one 3,880hp vertical quadruple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Montanan 180k At St. Nazaire, France in July 1917, while employed as a transport
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103282
    Naval History and Heritage Command
    Montanan 154k After she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-90 on 15 August 1918. She sank the following day
    Courtesy of James A. Turner, Jr., from the collection of Samuel A. Turner, Jr., who served in USS Wakiva (SP-160) during World War I
    U.S. Navy photos NH 105586

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