USS Pequot (ID-2998)

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Name: USS Pequot
Builder: J.C. Tecklenborg A.G., Geestemunde, Germany
Launched: 1910
Acquired: 28 October 1918
Commissioned: 28 October 1918
Struck: 11 July 1919
Fate: Returned to US Shipping Board, 11 July 1919
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
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)
Complement: 70
Armament: • 1 × 5 in (130 mm) gun
• 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun

The second USS Pequot (ID–2998) was a cargo ship of the United States Navy during World War I.

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.

Service history

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.


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