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Goliah (SP 1494)

Call sign:
George - Quack - Fox - King


  • Built in 1907 by John H. Dialogue and Sons, Camden, NJ for the Shipowners and Merchants Towing Co., Red Stack Towing of San Francisco, CA
  • Later acquired by Crowley Marine Services of San Francisco
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 December 1917
  • Commissioned 31 January 1918 at Mare Island, CA
  • Decommissioned 29 November 1919
  • Transferred to the United States Shipping Board 7 October 1921
  • Scrapped in 1952.


  • Displacement 414 t.
  • Length 135'
  • Beam 27' 1"
  • Draft 16'
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Complement 30
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One single-ended boiler, one 1,000hp vertical triple-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Goliah 116k Courtesy of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
    Photo No. A1.28716
    Christopher Edwards

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Werner Tornroth, USNRF31 January 1918
    02LTJG Harry Carter Grimm, USNRF1918 - 1919
    03LT Carl G. Selander, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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