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Waltham (ID 1119)



Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Watch - Vice - Tare

Tug:

  • Built in 1898 as Waltham by Hillman Ship and Engine Building at Philadelphia, PA for Staples Coal Co. of Bristol County, MA
  • Inspected for possible Navy service and assigned the registry SP-1119. However Waltham was not taken over by the Navy and remained in the hands of her civilian owners
  • Renamed Dauntless No. 10 in 1934
  • Renamed Walthen in 1946
  • Renamed Sally R in 1953
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 186 t.
  • Length 128'
  • Beam 26.3'
  • Draft 15'
  • Complement 14
  • Propulsion: One 850ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Waltham 206k 31 May 1919
    Newport News, VA
    Waltham moored outboard of Eureka
    In the foreground are troops of the Army's 350th Infantry, which have just disembarked after arriving from France on board USS Aeolus (ID 3005). Several trucks are present, assisting in moving the unit to a nearby military base. A ship-rigged (3-masts, square-rigged) sailing merchantman is in the left distance
    Photograph by Clements, 619 F. St. NW, Washington, D.C., entitled "350th Infantry Arriving Newport News, Va. Decoration Day 1919"
    Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
    U.S. Navy photo NH 106016-C
    Naval History and Heritage Command

    There is no DANFS history currently available for Waltham (SP 1119)
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