USS Patricia (1899)
USS Patricia at Boston, 28 April 1919
|Builder:||AG Vulcan Stettin|
|Acquired:||26 March 1919|
|Commissioned:||28 March 1919|
|Decommissioned:||13 September 1919|
|Struck:||13 September 1919|
|Fate:||Delivered to Great Britain, 18 September 1919|
|Displacement:||12,500 long tons (12,701 t)|
|Length:||560 ft 3 in (170.76 m)|
|Beam:||62 ft 3 in (18.97 m)|
|Draft:||32 ft (9.8 m)|
|Speed:||13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph)|
|Complement:||569 officers and enlisted|
Following the World War I Armistice she was temporarily allocated to the United States on 26 March 1919 for use by the U.S. Army to bring service personnel home from the former European war zone. She was placed in commission on 28 March 1919 as USS Patricia (with no identification number assigned), at Cowes, England, Lt. Comdr. C. C. Windsor in command.
She began service on the Brest–New York run on 30 March 1919, making four voyages to the U.S., carrying a total of 8,865 servicemen.
On 11 June 1919, just after leaving the port of New York, she helped beach SS Graf Waldersee, damaged in a collision, removed one-half of her crew and all of her passengers. Patricia then again began the crossing to Brest.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Naval Historical Center Online Library of Selected Images: USS Patricia (1919-1919) (30 October 2004)
- Photo gallery of USS Patricia at NavSource Naval History
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