- USS Plymouth (SP-3308)
USS "Plymouth" (SP-3308), a screw steamer, was the third ship of the
United States Navyto be named for Plymouth, Massachusetts, a town on Plymouth Bay, about 35 miles southeast of Boston, founded by the Pilgrimsin 1620.
"Plymouth"'s keel was laid down in 1915 by the
New York Shipbuilding Companyof Camden, New Jersey, was taken over from the Italian-American Steamship Companyby the United States Shipping Board(USSB) and simultaneously transferred to the United States Navyon 30 July 1918and commissioned at New York Navy Yardon 2 August, Lieutenant Commander H. A. von Pflugk, USNRF, in command.
Assigned to the
Naval Overseas Transport Service(NOTS), "Plymouth" loaded military supplies at Baltimore, Maryland; sailed for Hampton Roadson 21 August 1918to join a convoy bound for France; and arrived Brest on 11 September. Upon returning to New York Cityfrom La Palliceon 17 October, the ship again sailed for France with a United States Armycargo, arriving at St. Nazaireon 9 December 1918.
"Plymouth" returned to
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 10 January 1919and steamed on to New York City. She decommissioned there 25 Februaryand transferred to USSB for disposal. She was sold to Green Star S. S. Companyin 1920.
See USS "Plymouth" for other ships of the same name.
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