USS Shoshone (ID-1760)

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USS Shoshone (ID-1760)
A badly worn photograph of SS Shoshone before her U.S. Navy service, possibly in 1917 during her inspection by the 5th Naval District
Career (United States)
Name: USS Shoshone
Namesake: The Shoshone River in Wyoming (previous name retained)
Builder: Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack, Germany
Completed: 1911
Commissioned: 19 February 1919
Decommissioned: 5 August 1919
Fate: Returned to owners after decommissioning; reentered commercial service
Notes: Renamed SS Manoa ca. 1922
General characteristics
Type: Transport
Tonnage: 4,707 gross tons
Length: 367 ft 11 in (112.14 m)
Beam: 48 ft 7 in (14.81 m)
Draft: 34 ft 2 in (10.41 m)
Speed: 13.5 knots
Armament: 1 x 5-inch (127-mm) gun
1 x 3-inch (76.2-mm) gun

USS Shoshone (ID-1760) was a transport that served in the United States Navy in 1919.

Shoshone (ID-1760), first U.S. Navy ship of the name, was built in 1911 by Bremer Vulkan at Vegesack, Germany, and operated as a passenger-cargo ship by the Hamburg-America Line as SS Wasgenwald. Wasgenwald was chartered for World War I service by the United States Army on 26 October 1917 from the Custom House, New York, and used as a depot collier with the name SS Shoshone.

Shoshone was acquired by the U.S. Navy for use as a troop transport, assigned Id. No. 1760, armed, and placed in commission as USS Shoshone on 19 February 1919. She was attached to the Cruiser and Transport Force and, between February and July 1919, made two voyages to St. Nazaire, France, returning to the United States with American troops coming home from World War I service in Europe.

Shoshone was decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia, on 5 August 1919 and returned to her owner. As SS Shoshone, she resumed commercial service, and around 1922 was renamed SS Manoa.


Note: DANFS mistakenly identifies Shoshone as "SP-1760" (a section patrol boat designation) rather than as "ID-1760" (a transport designation).

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