From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Berwyn is a town in Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma.

(AK: dp. 10,570; l. 391'10"; b. 52'; dr. 24'; s. 11 k.; cpl. 51; a. 1 5", 1 3")

Berwyn, a cargo vessel, was built in 1918 by Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, Md.; transferred from the Shipping Board 28 September 1918; and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant Commander C. Etzweiler, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Berwyn carried Army supplies to France. Decommissioned at Brooklyn, N. Y., 10 May 1919, she was returned to the Shipping Board the same day.