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Aurora (SP 345)

Civilian call sign:
King - Victor - Nan - Mike

Tug: Built in 1906 as Haverstraw by John H. Dialogue, Camden, NJ; Acquired by the Navy 9 August 1917; Commissioned USS Aurora (SP 345), 22 September 1917 at Port Richmond, NY; Decommissioned 24 March 1919 and returned to her owner, the Lehigh Valley Railroad, and struck from the Navy list the same day. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 234 t.; Length 110'; Beam 26' 8"; Draft 12'; Speed 12 kts.; Complement 20; Armament one 1-pounder; Propulsion one 500ihp engine, one shaft.

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Aurora 123k Photographed on an icy day, circa 1917-1919, probably while off the New York Navy Yard.
U.S. Navy photo NH 93945
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