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Sadie Ross (SP 736)

Call sign (1948):
King - Item - Jig - Peter

Harbor Tug:

  • Built in 1904 by the Atlantic Works, East Boston, MA for the Rosstown Boat Co. of Boston
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 June 1917
  • Commissioned 7 June 1917
  • Sold back to her previous owner 6 August 1920
  • Registered in 1948 to the Ross Tow Boat Co. of Boston, as the tow boat Sadie Ross
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 49 t.
    1948 - 52 t.
  • Length 60' 6"
  • Beam 18' 7"
    1948 - 18.4'
  • Draft 7' 7"
  • Speed 9.5 kts.
  • Complement 10
    1927 - Five
    1948 - Four
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One Marine leg boiler, one 200hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Sadie Ross 95k Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102107
    Naval Historical Center

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