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P. K. Bauman

 

A former name retained.

 

(SP–377: t. 304 gr.; l. 158’; b. 24’; dr. 8’8”; s. 12 k.; a. 2 3”, 2 mg)

 

P. K. Bauman was built in 1912 by M. M. Davis and Sons, Solomons, Md. as a freighter; acquired by the Navy under charter from the above 28 May 1917; and commissioned at Norfolk 10 August 1917, Lt. Charles F. Chambers, USNRF, in command.

 

P. K. Bauman was assigned to Squadron 4, Atlantic Patrol Force, during World War I on overseas escort duty. While patrolling off L’Orient, France, she struck a rock 12 January 1919 and listing badly, was taken in tow by Raymond J. Anderton, but eventually sank.