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Photo # NH 65100-A:  USS Broad Arrow in 1918

U.S. NAVY TEMPORARY AUXILIARY SHIPS, 1917-1919

WORLD WAR I ERA TANKERS --
with Smokestacks Aft and Two Masts

Eleven of the U.S. Navy's WWI era tankers had their engines and smokestacks aft and two masts.

This page features a table (with links to individual ships) of World War I era U.S. Navy tankers with smokestacks aft and two masts, plus a photograph of each ship in this group.


Ships in this group:

ELEVEN SHIPS:


Click the small photographs to prompt a larger view of the same image with a descriptive header.


THREE SHIPS -- with flush decks: New York SB 468-foot type. These ships were probably near sisters to the 468-foot ship from the same yard on the page for tankers with three masts.

  • Broad Arrow, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Broad Arrow, 1917).
  • 7796 Gross Tons, Length 468', Beam 62.5', Comm. 16 Mar 18, Decom. 24 Feb 19, ID # 2503
  • Edward L. Doheny III, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. E. L. Doheny, Third, 1918).
  • 8118 Gross Tons, Length 468.0', Beam 62.5', Comm. 25 Nov 18, Decom. 17 Nov 19, ID # 3835
  • Sylvan Arrow, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Sylvan Arrow, 1917).
  • 7797 Gross Tons, Length 468', Beam 62.5', Comm. 19 Jul 18, Decom. 22 Jan 19, ID # 2150

     USS Broad Arrow, 1918:

     USS Edward L. Doheny III, 1918:

     S.S. Sylvan Arrow, 1918:


    ONE SHIP -- with raised hull islands forward and amidships: Chicago SB type

  • Amabala, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Alabama, 1901).
  • 2621 Gross Tons, Length 294', Beam 42.2', Comm. 21 Aug 18, Decom. 27 Feb 19, ID # 2185

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     S.S. Alabama, 1918:

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    THREE SHIPS -- with three raised hull islands and no paired kingposts

  • Gold Shell, USN 1917-1919 (ex American S.S. Gold Shell, 1916).
  • 5614 Gross Tons, Length 411.5', Beam 53.3', Comm. 8 Aug 17, Decom. 5 Mar 19, ID # 3021
  • Hisko, USN 1917-1919 (ex American S.S. Hisko, 1917).
  • 5665 Gross Tons, Length 401', Beam 54', Comm. 6 Dec 17, Decom. 1 Nov 19, ID # 1953
  • Wm Rockefeller, USN 1917-1918 (ex American S.S. William Rockefeller, 1916).
  • 7157 Gross Tons, Length 430', Beam 58.2', Comm. Late 1917, Lost 21 May 18, ID # 1581

     USS Gold Shell, 1917:

     USS Hisko:

     S.S. William Rockefeller, circa 1917:


    THREE SHIPS -- with three raised hull islands and one kingpost pair: Emergency Fleet Corporation Design 1047. These ships were probably similar to the three 435-foot ships on the page for ships with three masts that were built at the Bethlehem Steel yard at Alameda, California.

  • Houma, USN 1919-1919 (ex American S.S. Houma, 1919).
  • 7156 Gross Tons, Length 435', Beam 56', Comm. 31 Mar 19, Decom. 4 Sep 19, ID # 4341-A
    No image has been located of USS Houma
  • Hoven, USN 1919-1919 (ex American S.S. Hoven, 1919).
  • 7156 Gross Tons, Length 435', Beam 56', Comm. 16 May 19, Decom. 8 Sep 19, ID # 4341-B
    No image has been located of USS Hoven
  • Hoxbar, USN 1919-1919 (ex American S.S. Hoxbar, 1919).
  • 7156 Gross Tons, Length 435', Beam 56', Comm. 14 Jun 19, Decom. 28 Aug 19, ID # 4341

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     S.S. Hoxbar, 1919:

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    ONE SHIP -- of unknown configuration: Baltimore DD 365-foot type. NOTE: The number of masts on this ship has not been confirmed.

  • William Isom, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. John M. Connelly, 1917).
  • 4939 Gross Tons, Length 365', Beam 50.7', Comm. 1 May 18, Decom. 21 Aug 19, ID # 1555
    No image has been located of USS William Isom. Joseph Cudahy (ex American Chestnut Hill, not taken over?) was similar.


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