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Harbor Tug:
  • Built by unknown builder, date unknown (engine by Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia)
  • Completed as steam yacht Fairy, date unknown
  • Purchased by Navy from Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, PA, for $10,000, 03 August 1864
  • Placed in service as Emerald, 1864
  • Used as ferry at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME, 1864 - 1883
  • Sold, 1883
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Hull wood
    Displacement 50 tons
    Length 58' 0"
    Beam 14' 0"
    Draft 6' 0"
    Speed 12.5 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament probably none
    Propulsion steam, one screw

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