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Lowell (SP 504)


  • Built in 1909 as a Freight Lighter by Verdin's Yard, Staten Island, NY
  • Rebuilt in 1917 as a Tug by Shewan's Dry Dock Co., Brooklyn, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 September 1917
  • Commissioned 29 September 1917 at Tompkinsville, NY
  • Decommissioned 16 May 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 249 t.
  • Length 119' 4"
  • Beam 29'
  • Draft 6' 9:
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 20
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 350hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01Chief Boatswains Mate Harlie Hamilton Graves, USN29 September 1917 - 1918
    02Boatswain William H. Griffin, USNRF1918 - 1919
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