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Unnumbered Ships Photo Archive
Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Have - Pup - King
Kerowlee served both the U. S. Army and Navy
Freighter:Built in 1901 as Compania by J. Readhead and Sons, South Shields, EnglandRenamed KerowleeAcquired by the Army 1 December 1917 at Havre, FranceAcquired by the Navy 17 October 1918 and commissioned USS Kerowlee the same day at Cardiff, WalesDecommissioned 11 August 1919 at Norfolk, VA and transferred to the United States Shipping Board for return to her owner, the Kerr Navigation Corp. of New YorkAcquired in 1921 by the American Ship and Commerce Navigation Corp. ( later United American Lines Inc.) of New York and renamed Mount SterlingResold in 1921 to the Oceana Sea Nav. Co. Ltd. of Budapest, Hungary and renamed BalatonAcquired in 1927 by the N.G. Livanos Maritime Co. of Chios, Greece and renamed Nicolaos A.Renamed Evi in 1931Scrapped in 1933 in Italy.
Specifications:Displacement 3,350 t.Length 350'Beam 46' 8"Draft 23'Speed 9 kts.Complement 52Armament: Two 3'/50 mountsPropulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 2,300hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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||In port, possibly at Danzig, Germany, while employed carrying foodstuffs between France and Germany, circa
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005
U.S. Navy photo NH 103074
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