Hoxbar, a 7156 gross ton (14,530 tons displacement) tanker, was built at Sparrows Point, Maryland, as part of the World War I civilian ship construction program. Though completed more than a half-year after the 11 November 1918 Armistice had brought the fighting to an end, she was still taken over by the U.S. Navy and, in mid-June 1919, placed in commission as USS Hoxbar (ID # 4341). During June and July 1919 the ship made a round-trip voyage to Brest, France, with a cargo of fuel oil. She began a second trans-Atlantic trip in early August, bound for Scotland from Port Arthur, Texas, but was soon recalled to the United States. USS Hoxbar was decommissioned in late August 1919 and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board.
This page features all available views concerning the tanker Hoxbar of 1919, which was briefly USS Hoxbar (ID # 4341) in that year.
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Photo #: NH 53595
S.S. Hoxbar (American Tanker, 1919)
Ready for launching at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Sparrows Point, Maryland, on 15 February 1919.
This ship was turned over to the Navy on completion and placed in commission on 13 June 1919 as USS Hoxbar (ID # 4341). She was decommissioned on 28 August 1919 and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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