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Grounded and lost 2 January 1919


  • Laid down in 1913 by Workman, Clark and Co., Belfast, Ireland
  • Acquired by the Navy 12 April 1918
  • Commissioned 17 April 1918
  • Grounded 28 December 1918
  • Broken up 2 January 1919 and lost
  • Struck from the Naval Register 18 February 1919.


  • Displacement 7,782 t.
  • Length 485'
  • Beam 55' 3"
  • Draft 27' 4"
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 232
  • Armament: Four 5"40 mounts, two 1-pounders and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: Three double-ended boilers and one single-ended boiler, two 3,500hp verticle quadruple-expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    SS Tenadores
    Tenadores 112k St. Patrick's Day at sea 1918, looking toward the bow over the ship's forward well deck
    Courtesy Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2008
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106289
    Robert Hurst
    USS Tenadores
    Tenadores 109k Underway in 1918, while painted in "dazzle" camouflage
    Photographed by E. Muller Jr., New York
    U.S. Navy photo NH 2471
    Naval Historical Center
    Tenadores 78k Underway in 1918, while painted in "dazzle" camouflage
    Collection of Arthur J. Rozett
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103627
    Tenadores 78k Wrecked off Brest, France, where she ran aground on 28 December 1918
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 104121
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR James B. Gilmer, USN17 April 1918
    02CDR Robert Henderson, USN - USNA Class of 1902
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) - Retired as Rear Admiral
    03CDR Louis J. Connelly, USNNovember 1918 - 30 December 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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