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USS John Fitzgerald

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
World War I Victory Medal

Strath Class Trawler:
  • Built by John Duthie, Torry Shipbuilding Co., Aberdeen, Scotland (YN 437)
  • Launched, 14 December 1917
  • Completed, December 1917
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy and commissioned USS John Fitzgerald 30 May 1919
  • Decommissioned and returned to the Admiralty, 12 August 1919
  • Registered at London (ON 145185), 16 April 1921
  • Sold to R. Hastie and Sons, Ltd., North Shields, England, 1923
  • Requisitioned by the Admiralty converted to a Boom Defense Vessel, 1941
  • Sold to River Ness Fishing Co., Ltd., Aberdeen, 1945
  • Sold to John Reid, Peterhead, Scotland, renamed Rosamund, 1947
  • Sold to South Western Trawlers, Ltd., Milford Haven, England, renamed Queenleigh, 1947
  • FInal disposition, scrapped, May 1956
  • Displacement 432 tons
  • Length 127'
  • Beam 21' 6"
  • Draft 14' 4"
  • Speed 10 knots
  • Complement 18
  • Armament: Small arms
  • Propulsion: One boiler, one James Abernethy & Co., Ltd., triple-expansion steam engine (12-20-34 x 24), one shaft, 430ihp
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    John Graham
    44k As Queenleigh after 1947.
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    John Spivey

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