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Nahunta



Call sign (1919):
King - Jig - Watch - Nan

Barge/Coastwise Collier:

  • Built in 1866 as The Bruce by Aitken Mansel, Glasgow, Scotland for William and R. Wright, Liverpool, England
  • Launched 9 October 1866
  • Acquired 17 March 1873 by the British Shipowner's Co., Ltd., Liverpool
  • Acquired 8 July 1880 by James Nourse of London, England
  • Reduced to a Barque rig in 1889
  • Acquired in 1891 by the Luckenbach Brothers of New York
  • Acquired in 1891 by Lewis Luckenbach and renamed West Point
  • Converted to a schooner barge in 1892
  • Acquired in 1903 by the Luckenbach Transport and Wrecking Co. of New York
  • Acquired in 1910 by Edgar F. Luckenbach of New York
  • Acquired by the Navy 8 August 1917 and commissioned USS Nahunta the same day
  • Struck from the Navy list 13 June 1919
  • Sold 2 October 1919
  • Acquired in 1921 by the Neptune Line, Inc. of New York, NY as the freighter West Point
  • Acquired later in 1921 by the Durham Navigation Corp. of New York
  • Reacquired in 1931 by the Neptune Line, Inc. of New York
  • Scrapped in 1933.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,213 t.
  • Length 226' 6"
    1927 - 220'
  • Beam 38' 8"
    1927 - 38.7'
  • Draft 20' 9"
    1927 - 22.3'
  • Capacity 1,900 t.
  • Complement: Six
    1927 - Three
  • Non-self propelled.
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    Nahunta 95k Photographed prior to her World War I naval service.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102050
    Naval Historical Center

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