USS Sudbury (ID-2149)
|Namesake:||Previous name retained|
|Builder:||Chester Shipbuilding Corporation, Chester, Pennsylvania|
|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|
|Length:||385 ft (117 m)|
|Beam:||51 ft (16 m)|
|Draft:||23 ft 11 in (7.29 m)|
|Speed:||11 knots (maximum)|
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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Section Patrol Craft Photo Archive: Sudbury (SP 2149)