USS Sudbury (ID-2149)

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History
United States
Name: USS Sudbury
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Chester Shipbuilding Corporation, Chester, Pennsylvania
Completed: 1917
Acquired: 5 March 1918
Commissioned: 5 March 1918
Decommissioned: 11 April 1919
Struck: 11 April 1919
Fate: Returned to owners 11 April 1919
Notes: In commercial service as SS Sudbury 1917-1918 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
Displacement: 10,400 tons
Length: 385 ft (117 m)
Beam: 51 ft (16 m)
Draft: 23 ft 11 in (7.29 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine
Speed: 11 knots (maximum)
Complement: 104
Armament:

USS Sudbury (ID-2149) was a United States Navy cargo ship in commission from 1918 to 1919.

Sudbury was built in 1917 at Chester, Pennsylvania, by the Chester Shipbuilding Corporation as the commercial cargo ship SS Sudbury for the Shawmut Line. The U.S. Navy acquired Sudbury for World War I service on 5 March 1918 and commissioned her the same day at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as USS Sudbury with the naval registry Identification Number (Id. No.) 2149.

Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Sudbury loaded a cargo of United States Army supplies and departed Philadelphia on 20 March 1918 for New York City, where she joined a convoy that got underway for France on 24 March 1918. She arrived at Brest, France, on 8 April 1918. From there, she proceeded to Bordeaux, France, unloaded her cargo, and departed on 5 May 1918 for New York City. Sudbury made three more voyages to France in 1918.

On 10 January 1919, Sudbury departed Philadelphia for Trieste. She completed the round-trip by arriving at Philadelphia on 3 April 1919.

On 11 April 1919, Sudbury was decommissioned, stricken from the Navy List, and returned to her owner.

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