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Billow (ID 1704)



Civilian call sign:
Love - Dog - Fox - George

Trawler: Built in 1912 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, MA; Delivered 15 August 1913; Acquired by the Navy 13 June 1918; Commissioned 29 June 1918; Decommissioned 30 November 1918, struck from the Navy list and returned to her owners. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 248 t.; Length 119' 8"; Beam 22' 6"; Draft 13'; Speed 10 kts.; Complement 35; Armament one 3" mount and two machine guns; Propulsion one 450ihp steam engine, one shaft.


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Billow 129k Hauled out of the water, prior to her World War I Naval service. Note the "B" on her smokestack, representing her owner, the Bay State Fishing Company of Boston, Massachusetts.
U.S. Navy photo NH 100251
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