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Middlesex served the U.S. Army and the Navy

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Acquired Freighter:
  • Built by the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ (YN 129)
  • Launched, 21 September 1912
  • Completed for Coastwise Transportation Co., Boston, MA, as freighter Middlesex (ON 210644), October 1912
  • Chartered by the Army, 01 December 1917
  • Transferred to the Navy at Norfolk, VA, 02 January 1918
  • Delivered, 21 January 1918
  • Commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned at Blatimore, MD, 31 January 1919
  • Transferred to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owner
  • Returned to her owner, 07 February 1919
  • Sold to Sprague Steamship Co., Portland, ME, 1944
  • Reduced to barge, 1949
  • Final disposition, broken up by Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1952
  • Displacement 7,900 tons
  • Length 395' 3"
  • Beam 50' 1"
  • Draft 25'
  • Speed 10.5 knots
  • Complement 52
  • Armament: One 5"/40 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft, 2250hp.
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    Size Image Description Source
    98k Photo of SS Hampden underway, date and location unknown. Hampden was a sister ship to Middlesex
    Library of Congress photo
    John Spivey

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Allen Summers Bragg, USNRF 02 January 1918
    02LCDR Edmund Trevor Atkinson, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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    DANFS History entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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