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|Photographed circa 1917-19.
U.S. Navy photo NH 101799
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Assigned to the 5th Naval DIstrict, Lucille Ross was enrolled in the Naval Coast Defense Reserve 20 August 1917. Operating out of Norfolk throughout World War I, she served as a shore and harbor patrol boat, assisted during customs inspections, sealed ships radios, and performed occasional towing services. In addition she steamed Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic while carrying supplies to coastal lighthouse ships. During September and October 1918 she also provided towing service for the Army Transport Service. She was returned to her owner 3 June 1919.
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