USS Pequot (ID-2998)
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|Builder:||J.C. Tecklenborg A.G., Geestemunde, Germany|
|Acquired:||28 October 1918|
|Commissioned:||28 October 1918|
|Struck:||11 July 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to US Shipping Board, 11 July 1919|
|Displacement:||12,500 long tons (12,701 t)|
|Length:||426 ft 9 in (130.07 m)|
|Beam:||55 ft 2 in (16.81 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft (8.2 m)|
|Speed:||10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)|
• 1 × 5 in (130 mm) gun|
• 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
The ship was built in 1910 by J.C. Tecklenborg A.G., Geestemunde, Germany, and was operated as SS Ockenfels by the Deutsche Dampfschifffahrt Ges. (German Steamship Company), Hansa, until interned at New York at the outbreak of World War I.
Seized when the United States entered the war in April 1917, she was repaired and taken over by the Navy, on bare boat basis, from the Shipping Board, on 28 October 1918, and commissioned as Pequot the same day. Lt. Comdr. John Decry, USNRF, in command, she served in the Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS) as a general cargo carrier on both the Army and Shipping Board accounts. She was struck from the Navy List and returned to the Shipping Board on 11 July 1919.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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