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Sister (SP 822)

Tug/Harbor Freighter:

  • Built in 1882
  • Acquired by the Navy in May 1917
  • Commissioned 11 June 1917
  • Delivered to the Navy 29 June 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list 17 June 1919
  • Sold 3 October 1920
  • Registered in 1927 to Beauregard Roberts of Mobile, AL as the passenger ship Sister
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 49 t.
  • Length 72'
    1927 - 67'
  • Beam 14' 6"
  • Draft 6' 6"
    1927 - 5.3'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement: Seven
    1927 - Nine
  • Armament: One 3-pounder
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one vertical single expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Sister 100k In port, prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101360
    Naval Historical Center
    Sister 119k Hauled out of the water, prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102219

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Sister (SP-822), a small steam tug built in 1882, was taken over by the Navy in May 1917, and was commissioned on 11 June 1917. She was formally purchased on 29 June 1917 from L. F. Young of Madisonville, La. Sister carried out patrol and support duties in the 8th Naval District until the end of World War I. Struck from the Navy list on 17 June 1919, Sister was sold on 3 October 1920 to Armond Mayville, Algiers, La.
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