(Str: l.174'; b. 34'; dr. 13'6" ; s. 11 k.)
A former name retained.
I. J. Merritt, a salvage steamer, was launched 8 February 1919 by Brown's Shipyard, Staten Island, N.Y. She was taken over by the Commandant of the 3d Naval District 27 August 1919. After a period of limited service she was sold to the Merritt, Chapman, & Derrick Wrecking Co. 13 December 1919.