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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 single ended boiler, one 500ihp compound steam 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
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01Boatswain William E. Miller, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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