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USS Ozaukee (ID # 3439), 1918-1919 (Naval Historical Center, Photo #: NH 65113)

S.S. Ozaukee

Built by Long Beach Shipbuilding Co., Long Beach, California, yard #127

Length 340.5'; Beam 48'; Draught 27.2'

8,450 tons, Launched 1918; Scrapped 1929


Built to desgn #1021, Long Beach Type, Ozaukee was completed in September 1918. Almost immediately she was commissioned as USS Ozaukee (ID # 3439). In October she sailed from San Francisco for Arica, Chile, to pick up a load of nitrates for Jacksonville, Florida, which was delivered in December. She next carried a U.S. Shipping Board cargo from Charleston, South Carolina, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ozaukee collected a cargo of oil and tobacco in Philadelphia and sailed for London in late January 1919. About 700 miles into her voyage however she encountered heavy weather and her steering gear was carried away. Temporary steering gear was rigged and she arrived in London in mid-February. She made the return voyage to Philadelphia in March and was decommissioned in April 1919 and returned to the Shipping Board.

She remained with the U.S. Shipping Board until scrapped in 1929. Ozaukee is recorded in an advertisement placed by the Atlantic Transport Line in the London Times in July 1919 sailing from London to Philadelphia for the line.

Sources: The Atlantic Transport Line, 1881-1931; Naval History Center website

The Ozaukee fitting out in September 1918
The Ozaukee fitting out in September 1918

USS Ozaukee (ID # 3439), 1918-1919 (Naval Historical Center, Photo #: NH 65113)
USS Ozaukee (ID # 3439), 1918-1919 (Naval Historical Center, Photo #: NH 65113)


For more information ...

Kinghorn "The Atlantic Transport Line 1881 - 1931" McFarland, 2011

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