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Built in 1919 as SS Olesa at Astilleros Cardona, S.A., Barcelona, Spain
Renamed, a number of times under various registries
Acquired by the US Navy, 1 June 1942, as SS Harjurand
Operated under contract by Merritt Chapman, and Scott, Corp., as Harjurand (ARS-31)
Returned to the Maritime Commission, 22 May 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
Sold to Miraflores, S.A., of Panama, renamed SS Dodecanese
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 812 t.(lt)
Length 188' 6"
Beam 32' 11"
Draft 13' 6"
one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
2 Scotch boiler single end 200psi Sat.°
single propeller, 490 shp
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||Aerial photo of Harjurand (ARS-31) underway, 23 May 1943, by a blimp based at Houma, LA.
US National Archives RG-80-G photo No. 80-G-271811 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 17 February 2012
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