USS Richard Peck

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Richard Peck IX-96

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Richard Peck

(IX-96: t. 2,906 (g.); 1. 316'; b. 62'; dr. 12'6"; s. 22 k.)

Richard Peck (IX-96) was built in 1892 by Harlan and Hollingsworth, Wilmington, Del.; was acquired by the Navy 20 February 1943 from New England S.S. Co., New Haven, Conn., and commissioned the same day at Argentia, Newfoundland.

Richard Peck provided electrical power at Argentia, Newfoundland, during her active service. Decommissioned 5 November 1943 at Norfolk, Va., she was struck from the Navy list 16 November 1943, transferred to W.S.A. 9 December 1943; and subsequently transferred to the Pennsylvania Railroad.