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Eugene F. Price (SP 839)

Call sign:
Nan - Unit - Boy - Love

Fishing Trawler:

  • Built in 1874 at Bristol, ME
  • Acquired by the Navy 8 June 1917
  • Commissioned 29 June 1917
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Navy list 17 May 1919
  • Sold in January 1920
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 168 t.
  • Length 125' 5"
  • Beam 18' 9"
  • Draft 8' 8"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 23
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: One Marine leg boiler, one 300hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Eugene F. Price 79k Underway, circa 1918
    U.S. Navy photo NH 45285
    Naval Historical Center
    Ardent 106k In an icy southern New England port, circa 1917-1919. Eugene F. Price is immediately behind Ardent (SP 680)
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99269
    Peter C. Struven 79k c. 1920s
    On the left are the fishing boats Eugene F. Price, Peter C. Struven, ex-SP-332, James M. Gifford, and Mary B. Garner, ex-SP-682 at Queen Anne Pier, Lewes, DE
    Waller Studio photo from the Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection
    Delaware Public Archives

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