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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

Name Service Branchsort descending
Chief Water Tend Charles Minkau USN
Engineman 2nd cl Robert Carver USN
Fireman 3rd Dock Frye USN
Fireman 2nd clas Arthur Morse USN
Hospital Apprent Ralph Burke USN
Fireman 2nd clas Harvey Munn USN
Fireman 3rd clas Maurice Burns USN
Fireman 2nd clas Alfred Petersen USN
Fireman 2nd clas Homer Beauchamp USN
Fireman 3rd clas Howard Plew USN
Fireman 2nd clas Adelbert Armitage USN
Water Tender Sewell Rivers USN
Fireman 2nd clas Max Buder USN
Fireman 2nd clas George Safian USN
Fireman 3rd Louis Lafargue USN
Fireman 2nd clas William Schultz USN
Fireman 1st William Flynn USN
Engineman 2nd cl Harry Skelly USN
Fireman 2nd Lambreth Hardy USN
Fireman 2nd clas Hubbard Spears USN