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Newark (SP 266)


Tug: Built in 1913 by the Skinner Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD; Acquired by the Navy 18 August 1917; Commissioned 23 September 1917; Decommissioned 15 May 1919; Sold 19 May 1919. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 231 t.; Length 107'; Beam 26'; Draft 11' 6"; Speed 14 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament one 1-pounder.


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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History:

Newark

The largest city in New Jersey; towns in Delaware, New York and Ohio.

The second Newark, a tug built by Skinner Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, Md. in 1913, was acquired by the Navy from Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. 18 August 1917 and commissioned 23 September 1917, Ens. John W. Barr in command.

Operating in the 3rd Naval District, New York during World War I, Newark got under way 26 September as a mine sweeper in and around New York, berthing at Marine Basin. She steamed on patrol to Whitestone, L.I. 4 January 1918. In February she operated in a tug capacity, breaking ice in Marine Basin, helping six SC boats out of the harbor, and towing ships from docks to coal barges. In May she resumed mine sweeping activities, operating in Ambrose Channel.

On 22 January 1919, Newark steamed up to Fort LaFayette, towing barges and ships such as [the Steam Lighter] Lowell [SP-504] to the Lackawanna coal docks. After the war, Newark decommissioned 15 May 1919 and was sold 19 May 1919.


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