USS Sturgeon Bay

Name: USS Sturgeon Bay
Builder: Lake & Ocean Navigation Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Launched: 1918
Acquired: 24 September 1921
Commissioned: 7 June 1922
Decommissioned: 7 February 1928
Struck: 7 February 1928
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 5 March 1928
General characteristics
Type: Freighter
Tonnage: 826 long tons (839 t) (net)
Length: 245 ft (75 m) p/p
Beam: 42 ft (13 m)
Draft: 23 ft 11 in (7.29 m)
Depth of hold: 26 ft (7.9 m)
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)

USS Sturgeon Bay was a freighter built in 1918 by the Lake & Ocean Navigation Co. at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, was acquired by the Navy from the United States of America (U.S.) Shipping Board on 24 September 1921 and assigned to the 9th Naval District. She was transferred to the 3rd Naval District in June 1922 and commissioned at Norfolk, Virginia, on 7 June. Later that month, she was turned over to the New York State Naval Militia, on loan, for use as a floating armory at Buffalo, New York.

She served New York until 30 January 1928, when she was taken over by the Commandant, 3rd Naval District, for disposal. She was decommissioned and her name was struck from the Navy List on 7 February 1928. On 5 March 1928, her hulk was sold to the Donahue Stratton Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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