USS Edith (ID-3459)
|Acquired:||1 October 1918|
|Decommissioned:||18 May 1919|
|Fate:||Returned to owner, 1919|
|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)|
• 1 × 5 in (130 mm) gun|
• 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
|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.
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.
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