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Surf (SP 341)

Civilian call sign (1919):
Love - Cast - George - Rush


  • Built in 1911 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 April 1917
  • Commissioned 8 May 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list 2 April 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 252 t.
  • Length 129' 6"
  • Beam 22' 6"
  • Draft 12'
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 26
  • Armament: One 3-pounder
  • Propulsion: One 450ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Surf 98k Tied up alongside another ship, circa 1917-1919.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 89754-A
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Surf-a steamer built in 1911 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass.-was operated by the Bay State Fishing Co., Boston, Mass., until she was leased by the Navy on 21 April 1917. Designated SP-341, she was commissioned on 8 May 1917 and assigned to the 1st Naval District. She served as a minesweeper until 2 April 1919 when she was returned to her owner and struck from the Navy list.

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