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Cherokee (SP 458)

Sunk 26 February 1918

Tug: Built in 1891 as Edgar F. Luckenbach by John H. Dialogue and Sons, Camden, NJ; Renamed Luckenbach No. 2; Acquired by the Navy 12 October 1917 at New York; Commissioned Cherokee (SP 512), 5 December 1917; Foundered in a heavy gale 26 February 1918 about 12 miles off Fenwick Island Light vessel off the coast of Delaware. Of a complement of 42 officers and men, only ten survived the tragedy.

Specifications: Displacement 272 t.; Length 120'; Beam 24' 6"; Draft 15'; Speed 12 mph; Complement 42; Armament one 3".

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Cherokee 74k In port, probably when inspected by the Third Naval District in 1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102812
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