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|Tug Katherine K.
|Underway in Florida waters prior to her World War I service
Naval Historical Center photo NH 99480
|USS Katherine K. (SP 220)
|Photographed during World War I
U.S. Navy photo NH 101955
|Naval Historical Center
Assigned as a section patrol ship to the 7th Naval District, Katherine K. patrolled the waters in and around Key West and served as a harbor and target towing tug. She was ordered transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard 17 March 1919; but on 21 May she was placed on the list of ships for sale. Katherine K. was sold to Eugene E. Bates of Key West. However, before delivery, she was swept away in a hurricane 9 to 10 September.
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