USS Naiwa (ID-3512)

USS Naiwa (ID-3512)
No Photo Available
USS Naiwa (ID-3512) probably shortly after her completion in late 1918.
Career
Name: USS Naiwa
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Baltimore Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Baltimore, Maryland
Launched: 4 July 1918
Acquired: 10 September 1918
Completed: October 1918
Commissioned: 4 November 1918
Decommissioned: 9 May 1919
Fate: Transferred to U.S. Shipping Board 9 May 1919
Scrapped 1929
Notes: Was SS Naiwa 1918 and 1919-1929
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 6,240 gross tons
Displacement: 12,260 long tons (12,457 t) normal
Length: 423 ft 9 in (129.16 m)
Beam: 54 ft (16 m)
Draft: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Speed: 10.5 knots
Complement: 85
Armament: • 1 × 5-inch (127-mm) gun
• 1 × 4-inch (102-mm) gun

USS Naiwa (SP-3512), was a cargo ship of the United States Navy in commission from 1918 to 1919.

Contents

Construction, acquisition, and commissioning

Naiwa was laid down as the commercial cargo ship SS Naiwa by the Baltimore Shipbuilding and Drydock Company at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1918 for the United States Shipping Board. Launched on 4 July 1918, she was turned over to the U.S. Navy on 10 September 1918 and completed in October 1918. Assigned the naval registry identification number 3512, she was commissioned at Baltimore on 4 November 1918 as USS Naiwa (ID-3512).

Operational history

Naiwa was assigned to Naval Overseas Transportation Service on a United States Army account. After refitting for naval service, Naiwa cleared Baltimore Harbor on 27 November 1918 with a general cargo for France, but was forced to turn back because of jammed steering gear. Following extensive repairs in drydock, she steamed from Norfolk, Virginia, on 8 March 1919 to again attempt a transatlantic crossing, and this time arrived at La Pallice, France, on 23 March 1919. She then went on to Bordeaux, where she discharged her cargo.

Naiwa cleared Bordeaux on 12 April 1919 and steamed to Brest, where she took on a cargo of 7,130 tons of German guns and gun parts, then departed for Norfolk, Virginia. She arrived at Norfolk on 2 May 1919.

Decommissioning and disposal

Naiwa she was decommissioned on 9 May 1919 and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board the same day. She remained in the custody of the Shipping Board as SS Naiwa until she was scrapped in 1929.

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • USS Naiwa (SP-3512) — was a motor patrol boat built by the Baltimore Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Baltimore, Md. She was turned over to the Navy 10 September; commissioned at Baltimore 4 November; and assigned to NOTS on Army account.After refitting, Naiwa cleared… …   Wikipedia

  • List of patrol vessels of the United States Navy — This is a list of patrol vessels of the United States Navy.PC Patrol Craft Coastal ;By hull number * * * * * * * * * * * * * *;By name * * * * * * * * * * * * * * PHM, PGH, PCH Hydrofoil VesselsPHM Patrol Missile Hydrofoil* USS Pegasus (PHM 1),… …   Wikipedia

  • List of United States Navy ships, N — N Na* USS N 1 (SS 53) * USS N 2 (SS 54) * USS N 3 (SS 55) * USS N 4 (SS 56) * USS N 5 (SS 57) * USS N 6 (SS 58) * USS N 7 (SS 59) * USS Nabigwon (YTB 521) * USS Nacheninga (YTB 520/YTM 520) * USS Nadli (YTB 534/YTM 534) * USS Nahant (1862, SP… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Schiffe der United States Navy/N — Schiffe der United States Navy A B …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”