SS William Foster Cowham

Vessel Type
Cargo ship
Ship Dates
Date built: November 1944
End date: December 1948
Owner or managing owner(s)
US Navy
Vessel Description

She was used as a store ship in the South Pacific and sailed to Japan in 1946. In December 1948, she was partially sunk to form a breakwater in Virginia. The SS William Foster Cowham lies with eight other concrete ships in a breakwater in Kiptopeke, Lower Chesapeake Bay, Virginia.

Source: S.S. William Foster Cowham

Related Archival Items
technical drawings: Construction profile and decks (2007.5000.0606)
technical drawings: Capacity plan (2007.5000.0607)