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  • Laid down in 1891 as H. T. Jackson by Fairfield Govan Co., Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland for the Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Co.
  • Launched 9 April 1891
  • Sold in 1912 to the MacIver Steamship Co. of Liverpool
  • Renamed Saint Tudno in 1913
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1918 and renamed Tudno
  • Returned to British custody 21 August 1919 at Southampton, England
  • Sold for scrap in 1922 to T. C. Pas of The Netherlands.


  • Displacement 754 t.
  • Length 265' 4"
  • Beam 32' 6"
  • Draft 11' 4"
  • Complement 74
  • Propulsion: One 725nhp Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engine Co. Compound diagonal 2-cylinder (51.5", 93" x 66") steam engine, two side-paddle wheels.
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    Tudno 97k George Washington (ID 3018) anchored in Brest harbor, France, for a review of the U.S. fleet, December 1918. Tudno is alongside
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 53899
    Robert Hurst
    Tudno 186k Alongside USS George Washington (ID 3018) in Brest harbor, France, December 1918
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 53899-A
    Tudno 122k Underway at Brest, France, while serving as a ship-to-shore ferry for U.S. forces based there, soon after the end of World War I. Large ship in the center distance is USS Leviathan (ID 1326)
    Courtesy of Jack Howland, 1986
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 100626
    Tudno 268k Troops loaded on the Tudno. The ship is ferrying troops to troop transports just after the end of WW I
    Dr. Mark Kulikowski Collection
    Naval Historical Center photo
    Tudno 133k Alongside USS Seattle in Brest, France, March 1919
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 100759
    Tudno 152k Troops on board the lighter Tudno, ready to board USS Huntington (ACR-5) for their passage home, in Brest harbor, France, 17 April 1919
    Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1973
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 77175
    Tudno 116k Coming alongside USS Santa Clara (ID-4523) in Brest harbor, France, 23 July 1919, to transfer troops for passage home to the United States
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 106036 and NH 106037
    Tudno 157k

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