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Virginian



Navy call sign:
George - Jig - King - Tare



Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Tare - Love - Fox

Tug:

  • Built in 1904 as Blue Belle by John H. Dialogue, Camden, NJ
  • Renamed Virginian in 1910
  • Acquired by the Navy in late 1917
  • Commissioned USS Virginian in early 1918
  • Decommissioned 12 May 1919, struck from the Navy list and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 179 t.
  • Length 90'
  • Beam 21'
  • Draft 7' 9"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One 500ihp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Virginian 97k Photographed prior to World War I.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102359
    Naval Historical Center

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