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On 17 June 1918, officers of the 4th Naval District inspected Absecon—a single-screw, steel-hulled freighter built in 1918 by the New York Shipbuilding Co. Although the Navy designated the vessel, the Government never took possession of the ship. However, she was armed; and a Navy armed guard crew was placed on board the ship. It earned the World War I victory medal with Armed Guard Clasp for service between 12 October and 5 November 1918.<ref>Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships [http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/a2-list.htm]</ref>
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On 17 June 1918, officers of the 4th Naval District inspected Absecon—a single-screw, steel-hulled [[freighter]] built in 1918 by the [[New York Shipbuilding Co.]] Although the Navy designated the vessel, the Government never took possession of the ship. However, she was armed; and a Navy armed guard crew was placed on board the ship. It earned the [[World War I]] victory medal with Armed Guard Clasp for service between 12 October and 5 November 1918.<ref>Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships [http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/a2-list.htm]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 09:24, 10 July 2007

On 17 June 1918, officers of the 4th Naval District inspected Absecon—a single-screw, steel-hulled freighter built in 1918 by the New York Shipbuilding Co. Although the Navy designated the vessel, the Government never took possession of the ship. However, she was armed; and a Navy armed guard crew was placed on board the ship. It earned the World War I victory medal with Armed Guard Clasp for service between 12 October and 5 November 1918.[1]

References

  1. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships [1]