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UNITED STATES NAVY
TEMPORARY AUXILIARY SHIPS
WORLD WAR I

Photo #  NH 105288:  USS Edward L. Doheny III on 27 November 1918.

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USS Edward L. Doheny III (ID # 3835), 1918-1919.
Originally and later the civilian tanker E. L. Doheny, Third; later S.S. F. H. Wickett and E. G. Seubert.

S.S. E. L. Doheny, Third (sometimes rendered incorrectly as E. L. Doheny III), a 8118 gross ton (18,220 tons displacement) tanker named for a grandson of the oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny, was completed at Camden, New Jersey, in November 1918 where she was the yard's contract no. 190. She was commissioned in the Navy in November 1918 as USS Edward L. Doheny III (ID # 3835). Her first Navy voyage took her to Tampico, Mexico, to load oil which she delivered to Newport, Rhode Island, in December 1918. The tanker then reloaded at Port Arthur, Texas, and delivered fuel to the Azores in January 1919. From there she was directed to Italian ports to replenish Italian fuel stocks used by six U.S. destroyers operating in the Mediterranean. Back at New York in March, Edward L. Doheny III repeated her voyage to Gibraltar and Italian ports in April and May. Between May and July she carried fuel to Gibraltar, Brest, and Devonport. In July the ship delivered a load of fuel to Melville, Rhode Island; in August she delivered oil to the Panama Canal Zone and Guantanamo Bay; and in September she carried fuel oil from New Orleans to the Clyde. USS Edward L. Doheny III was decommissioned in November 1919 and transferred to the U.S. Shipping Board for return to her owners. During subsequent commercial service the tanker was renamed F. H. Wickett in 1920 and E. G. Seubert in 1930. S.S. E. G. Seubert was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-510 in the Gulf of Aden on 23 February 1944. Six men were lost with her, including three members of the ship's U.S. Navy Armed Guard.

This page features all available views concerning S.S. E. L. Doheny, Third; USS Edward L. Doheny III; S.S. F. H. Wickett; and S.S. E. G. Seubert.


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USS Edward L. Doheny III
(ID # 3835)

Looking aft from the forward gun platform to the deck house. Photographed on 24 November 1918 by her builder, the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey,

New York Shipbuilding Corp negative no. 7326A.

Courtesy Dr. Mark Kulikowski.

 
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USS Edward L. Doheny III
(ID # 3835)

Deck view looking aft from the deck house. Photographed on 24 November 1918 by her builder, the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey.

New York Shipbuilding Corp. negative no. 7329A.

Courtesy Dr. Mark Kulikowski.

 
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USS Edward L. Doheny III
(ID # 3835)

Deck view looking forward from stern gun platform to poop deck. Photographed on 26 November 1918 by her builder, the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey. The ship's name is rendered on the pontoon liferaft at the right and on the lifeboat beyond it as E.L.DOHENY,THIRD.


New York Shipbuilding Corp. negative no. 7325A.

Courtesy Dr. Mark Kulikowski.

 
Photo #: NH 105288

USS Edward L. Doheny III
(ID # 3835)

In the stream in camouflage on 27 November 1918, just after her completion. Photographed by her builder, the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey.

New York Shipbuilding Corp. negative no. 7333A. The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 49KB; 740 x 595 pixels

 
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USS Edward L. Doheny III
(ID # 3835)

In the stream in camouflage on 27 November 1918. Photographed by her builder, the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey.

New York Shipbuilding Corp. negative no. 7335A.

Courtesy Dr. Mark Kulikowski.

 
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USS Edward L. Doheny III
(ID # 3835)

In the stream in camouflage on 29 November 1918. Photographed by her builder, the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey.

New York Shipbuilding Corp. negative no. 7334A.

Courtesy Dr. Mark Kulikowski.

 
Photo #: NH 105289

S.S. E. G. Seubert
(American tanker, 1918)

Photographed on 23 July 1942 from a blimp of Squadron ZP-12, based at the Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
This ship served in the Navy in 1918 and 1919 as USS Edward L. Doheny III. She was torpedoed and sunk in February 1944.

The original print is in the National Archives as 80-G-420186.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Online Image: 116KB; 740 x 620 pixels

 


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