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S. M. Goucher (SP 2487)


Built, 1913 by the Noecker and Auk Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ; Acquired by the United States Navy, 30 March 1918; Commissioned, (date unknown); Decommissioned, (date unknown); Struck from the Navy list, (date unknown). Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 58 t.; Length 65' 1"; Beam 19' 1"; Draft 8' 6"; Speed unknown; Complement three; Armament unknown.
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: S. M. Goucher (SP-2487), a wooden, steam tug built in 1913 by Noecker and Auk Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J., and registered at Philadelphia, was acquired by the Navy on charter on 30 March 1918. Through the end of World War I and during the inactivation activities which followed, she performed towing services in the 5th Naval District. She was returned to merchant service on 11 June 1919.

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