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Newburgh

 

A city in Orange County, New York, located on the Hudson River fifteen miles south of Poughkeepsie.

 

(Str: dp. 12,330; l. 418; b. 54; dr. 25; s. 11 k.; cpl. 118)

 

Newburgh (No. 1369) was built at the Newburgh Shipyards, Newburgh, N.Y., for the USSB as a cargo carrier. She was launched 2 September 1918, and commissioned into NOTS 31 December, Lt. Comdr. J. D. McLeod, USNRF, in command.

 

She departed New York 25 January 1919 with a cargo of food consigned to the Northern Food Administration, called briefly at Falmouth, England 15 February, and then steamed to Rotterdam to off load her cargo.

 

After bunkering and ballasting at Plymouth, England, Newburgh departed for New York 3 March. She arrived 9 May following a stopover at the Azores necessitated by propeller damage sustained at sea.

 

After a second crossing to Rotterdam with an army cargo, Newburgh returned to New York, decommissioned 19 June, and was returned to the USSB in whose custody she remained until 1931.