A Fleet to be Forgotten: The Wooden Freighters of World War One by Louis A. Hough
Published by San Francisco Maritime History Press on 2009
Genres: Military, Naval, United States, World War I
Len's Summary: The U. S. Shipping Board ordered 393 wooden hulled (yellow pine or Douglas fir) steam freighters in an emergency effort to replace mounting U-boat losses, but only a few of them saw service before the conflict ended. Most soon ended up in ships graveyards such as Curtis Creek off Chesapeake Bay; only a handful survived into the 1930s.
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