USS Montpelier

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Montpelier I
( Str: dp. 16,000; 1. 477'; b. 58'; dph. 27'8"; s. 12.5 k.: a. 1 8", 1 3" )

Montpelier was built in 1912 by Aktingesellschaft-Neptune Co., Rostock, Germany, and served as Bochum on the Deutsch-Austral Line, registered in Hamburg, until requisitioned by the U.S. Government in 1917—when war was declared, 103 German vessels in U.S. waters were taken over. After war-time service as a Navy-operated Army transport, Montpelier was turned over to the Shipping Board 18 October 1919.

Part of the American Ship & Commerce Corp. of the United American Line in 1922, the steamer was transferred to the American-Hawaiian Steam Ship Co. in 1928. Benamed Nevadan, she continued in merchant service until 1956.