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Photo # NH 65594-A:  S.S. George G. Henry in 1917

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

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

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

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


Ships in this group:

EIGHT SHIPS:


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


ONE SHIP -- with flush decks: New York SB 468-foot type. This ship was probably a near sister to the three 468-foot ships from the same yard on the page for tankers with two masts.

  • Standard Arrow, USN 1917-1919 (ex American S.S. Standard Arrow, 1916).
  • 7794 Gross Tons, Length 468.5', Beam 62.6', Comm. 22 Aug 17, Decom. 29 Jan 19, ID # 1532

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     S.S. Standard Arrow, circa 1917:

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    ONE SHIP -- with flush decks except for a well forward: Foreign built

  • Chinampa, USN 1918-1919 (British built, ex American S.S. Cushing, 1903).
  • 6894 Gross Tons, Length 426.7', Beam 54.6', Comm. 4 Oct 18, Decom. 16 May 19, ID # 1952

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     S.S. Cushing, 1917:

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    ONE SHIP -- with raised hull islands forward (forecastle) and aft (poop): Foreign built

  • Wieldrecht, USN 1918-1919 (Dutch built, ex Dutch S.S. Wieldrecht, 1913).
  • 3559 Gross Tons, Length 331', Beam 47.2', Comm. 17 Jun 18, Decom. 10 Apr 19, ID # 2519

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     S.S. Wieldrecht, 1918:

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    TWO SHIPS -- with three raised hull islands: Miscellaneous American built

  • Frank H. Buck, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Frank H. Buck, 1914).
  • 6076 Gross Tons, Length 408.2', Beam 55.4', Comm. 25 Jan 18, Decom. 29 Jan 19, ID # 1613
  • Topila, USN 1917-1918 (ex American S.S. Topila, 1913).
  • 5125 Gross Tons, Length 369.5', Beam 59', Comm. 8 Sep 17, Decom. 24 Jun 18, ID # 3001
    No image has been located of USS Topila

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     S.S. Frank H. Buck, 1914:

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    THREE SHIPS -- with three raised hull islands: Union Iron Works/Bethlehem Steel, Alameda, 435-foot type. These ships were probably similar to the three 435-foot ships of Emergency Fleet Corporation Design 1047 built at the Bethlehem Steel yard at Sparrrows Point, Maryland.

  • George G. Henry, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. George G. Henry, 1917).
  • 6936 Gross Tons, Length 435', Beam 56', Comm. 23 Aug 18, Decom. 21 May 19, ID # 1560
  • Herbert L. Pratt, USN 1918-1919 (ex American S.S. Herbert L. Pratt, 1917).
  • 7150 Gross Tons, Length 435', Beam 56', Comm. 10 Jun 18, Decom. 18 Jan 19, ID # 2339
  • Los Angeles, USN 1917-1919 (ex American S.S. Los Angeles, 1916).
  • 6876 Gross Tons, Length 435', Beam 56.2', Comm. 9 Aug 17, Decom. 17 Jan 19, ID # 1470

     S.S. George G. Henry, 1917:

     S.S. Herbert L. Pratt, 1918:

     S.S. Los Angeles, circa 1916:

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