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R. W. Wilmot (SP 604)


R. W. Wilmot served the Navies of the United States and France.

Built in 1898 as a steam tug by the Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH; Acquired by the Navy, 4 January 1918; Placed in service, 26 January 1918; Transferred to France, 4 April 1918. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 569 t.; Length 156' 8"; Beam 30'; Draft 14' 6"; Speed 12 kts.; Complement unknown; Armament one 3" gun mount, two machine guns; Propulsion steam.
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DANFS History: R. W. Wilmot, a steam tug built in 1898 by the Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio, was acquired 4 January 1918 from the River & Ocean Towing Co., Wilmington, Del., and placed in service 26 January 1918, Lt. J. Hansen, USNRF in command. Designated for distant service, R. W. Wilmot served with the 5th Squadron, Patrol Force, in the mid-Atlantic-southern New England area until 9 March. On the 17th she steamed east and following her arrival in France, was placed out of service and transferred to that country's government on 4 April 1918.
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