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Joseph Cudahy

 

Former name retained.

 

(Str: dp. 7,045; l. 293'; b. 47'2"; dr. 22'11"; s. 10.5 k.; cpl. 61; a. 2 3")

 

Joseph Cudahy, a tanker, was launched 1917 by Baltimore Drydock & Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, Md., for Sinclair Gulf Corp.; chartered by the Army Transport Service, she carried general cargo between New York and European posts during 1917-18. In mid-August 1918, she was steaming from France to New York to be commissioned in the Navy for service with NOTS when she was torpedoed by German submarine 17-90 some 700 miles from the English coast. Before Joseph Cudahy went under at 1830 on 17 August 1918 all but one of the crew managed to find safety on lifeboats.