Peter H. Crowell
(collier: dp. 7,700; l. 328’; b. 46’1”; dr. 22’; s. 9 k.; cpl. 71; a. 1 5”, 1 3”)
Peter H. Crowell (No. 2987), a service collier, was built in 1912 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, Va., for the Crowell and Thurlow Steamship Co., Boston, Mass. Acquired by the Navy from Crowell and Thurlow Steamship Co., she commissioned into NOTS at the Boston Navy Yard 20 December 1917.
Commencing in February 1918, Pet er H. Crowell made several cargo runs to France. Normally she joined up with a convoy at New York and steamed for St. Nazaire, France. She returned from her last NOTS European voyage 11 November 1918.
Overhaul at New York was followed by a call at San Diego, Calif., where Peter H. Crowell delivered cargo 14 January 1919. She then returned to New York, decommissioned there 20 March, and was returned to her owner the same day.