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Cleo (SP 232)


  • Built in 1908 by Kenyon, AP, Marine City, MI
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 April 1917 and placed in service
  • Delivered to the Navy 15 June 1918
  • For the remainder of the conflict she was employed in the vicinity of Detroit, Michigan
  • Returned to her owner, the Michigan State Game, Fish and Forestry Department, 28 November 1918
  • Acquired in 1928 by Ray Colbath for use as a Fish Tug
  • Abandoned in 1942
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 11 t.
  • Length 50'
  • Beam 9;
  • Draft 3' 3"
  • Speed 7.7 kts.
  • Complement: Five
  • Propulsion: One 40hp 3-cylinder Fay and Bowen diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Cleo 100k In a Great Lakes port, prior to her World War I era Naval service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102818
    Naval Historical Center

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