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Tinicum (SP 1113)

Harbor Freighter:

  • Built in 1905 by Chester Shipbuilding Co., Chester PA for the Chester Shipping Co. of Chester
  • Delivered in October 1905
  • Acquired by the Navy 30 April 1918
  • Employed in the Philadelphia area during the rest of World War I and for some months after the November 1918 Armistice
  • Returned to her owner, the Chester Shipping Co. of Chester, PA, 26 March 1919
  • Scrapped in 1941.


  • Displacement 481 t.
  • Length 151'
  • Beam 30'
  • Draft 10'
  • Speed 13.8 kts.
  • Complement 30
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 500hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Tinicum 66k Photographed prior to World War I by J.E. Green, Chester, Pennsylvania
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102263
    Naval Historical Center
    Tinicum 281k Santa Teresa (ID 3804) fitting out at the Cramp shipyard, Philadelphia, PA., on 18 November 1918, the day she was commissioned. The small ferry steamer Tinicum is at right
    U.S. Navy photo NH 65089-A

    There is no DANFS history currently available for Tinicum (SP 1113)
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