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Efco (ID 2405)


  • Built in 1912 at Elkton, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 12 March 1918 and placed in service the same day
  • Struck from the Navy list 7 October 1918 and returned to her owner, the Eastern Forwarding Company of Baltimore, Maryland, a subsidiary of the North German Lloyd Steamship Company
  • Fate unknown.


  • Length 36'
  • Beam 10' 6"
  • Draft 3' 6"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 12
  • Propulsion: One 40hp 4-cylinder Standard gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Efco 130k In harbor, possibly on 15 March 1918 when she was inspected by the Fifth Naval District. She was already in U.S. Navy service at that time. The small tug Somerset is between her and the wharf.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 103633
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01Boatswain Leo J. Dougherty, USNRF1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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