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USS Sea Rover (AT-57)
USS Sea Rover (SP-1014) (1918 - 1920)

1919 International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - Easy - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal (with Patrol clasp)

Sea Rover Class Fleet Tug:
  • Built in 1902 as Sea Rover at Fulton Iron Works, San Francisco, CA.
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 11 December 1917
  • Commissioned, USS Sea Rover (SP-1014), 31 January 1918, LTjg. Frank M. Cook, USNRF, in command
  • Designated AT-57, 1 July 1920
  • Decommissioned and laid up in reserve, 4 March 1921, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1922
  • Sold 25 February 1922, to R. W. Greene, San Francisco trading as Shipowners & Merchants Tug Boat Co., for $23,700
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1949 to th Learner Co. Oakland, CA.
    Displacement 199 t.
    Length 121'
    Beam 24' 6"
    Draft 14'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 20
    Armament 1 3", 2 mgs.
    Propulsion steam

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    Sea Rover 152k Civilian tug SS Sea Rover was a sea-going tug built in 1902 for use in towing along the Pacific coast and in San Francisco Bay and was one of the earlier oil-fired tugs on the West Coast. These plans were published in the January 1903 issue of the journal Marine Engineering along with a description of the new tug.
    Mike Green
    Sea Rover 106k Photo of civilian tug SS Sea Rover published in the January 1903 issue of the journal Marine Engineering in an article describing the new tug.
    Courtesy Shipscribe
    Mike Green
    Sea Rover 66k Color-tinted photograph of the civilian tug SS Sea Rover taken prior to World War I, probably in San Francisco Bay.
    US Navy photo # NH 103409-KN from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Ramon Jackson

    USS Sea Rover (SP-1014 / AT-57)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Cook, Frank Mathers, USNRF31 January 1918 - 21 October 1919
    02ENS. Troeger, Carl Henry21 October 1919 - 4 March 1921
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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