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Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services


Mount Vernon

Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, September 5, 1918
Torpedo Attack by U82
USS Mount Vernon, the converted Kronprinzessin Cecile, made her first troop-carrying departure in 1914. Initially painted gray, Mount Vernon was repainted in a blue, gray, black and white dazzle design in 1918. She survived a direct hit from a torpedo launched by U82 in September 1918, but 34 of her furnace room crew were killed. After temporary repairs at Brest, France, and a complete overhaul of her damaged boiler rooms at Boston, Mount Vernon returned to service in February 1919.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 35

Namesort descending Service Branch
Fireman 2nd clas Adelbert Armitage USN
Fireman 2nd clas Homer Beauchamp USN
Fireman 2nd clas Peter Bergemann USN
Fireman 2nd clas Max Buder USN
Hospital Apprent Ralph Burke USN
Fireman 3rd clas Maurice Burns USN
Engineman 2nd cl Robert Carver USN
Fireman 2nd clas James Crabtree USN
Fireman 2nd Paul Crockett USN
Fireman 3rd clas George Dukes USN
Fireman 1st William Flynn USN
Fireman 3rd Dock Frye USN
Firemen 1st Gustaf Green USN
Fireman 1st George Hager USN
Fireman 2nd James Halford USN
Fireman 2nd Fred Hancock USN
Fireman 2nd Lambreth Hardy USN
Fireman 3rd clas Bert Heap USN
Fireman 2nd Leon Heath USN
Fireman 3rd Frederick Huffman USN