USS Cephus AKA 18  

Navyhistory.com
ABOUT US
History of Ships and Navies
Contact US
Navy Links

 

Other Sites
HistoryShopping.com
Navalshopping.com
Historycentral.com
America's Wars
Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Civil War
World War II
  US Aircraft of WW2
Vietnam War
Presidential Elections
NationbyNation.com
Multieducator Products

Cetus AK 77

Covington II
(AP: dp. 9,733; 1. 608'; b. 66'4"; s. 16 k.; cpl. 776;
a. 4 6")

The second Covington (No. 1409) was built in 1908 by F. Schichau, Danzig, Germany, as Cincinnati; interned by customs officials at Boston upon the entry of the United States into World War I, transferred to the Navy 26 July 1917; and commissioned 28 July 1917, Captain R. D. Hasbrouck in command.

Between 18 October 1917 and 1 July 1918 Covington made six voyages from Hoboken, N.J., to Brest, France, safely transporting more than 21,000 troops for service with the American Expeditionary Force. On 1 July 1918 she was torpedoed without warning by the German submarine U-86 off Brest; she sank the next day despite efforts to save her. The convoy escorts succeeded in rescuing all but six of her complement of 776.