USS Edith (ID-3459)

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Name: USS Edith
Acquired: 1 October 1918
Commissioned: 1918
Decommissioned: 18 May 1919
Fate: Returned to owner, 1919
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
Displacement: 7,160 long tons (7,275 t)
Length: 338 ft (103 m)
Beam: 46 ft 2 in (14.07 m)
Draft: 21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)
Speed: 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)
Armament: • 1 × 5 in (130 mm) gun
• 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
Service record
Operations: World War I

USS Edith (No. 3459) was a supply ship in the United States Navy.

Edith was acquired from the Shipping Board and commissioned on 1 October 1918, Lieutenant Commander W. E. Briggs, USNRF, in command.

Cargo assignments

On 1 November Edith sailed for Nantes, France, with a cargo of ammunition and trucks. Returning to New York on 12 December, she loaded cargo destined for South America, discharging a portion at Bahia, Brazil, and the remainder at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At Santos, Brazil, she took on sugar cane for delivery to New Orleans, Louisiana; however, engine trouble caused her to complete the trip under tow by the U.S. Navy tug Potomac.


Edith was decommissioned on 18 May 1919 and returned to her owner.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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