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New England (ID 1222)

Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Nan - George - Dog


  • The second New England was built in 1907 by the Fore River Ship Building Co., Quincy, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 23 October 1917
  • Commissioned USS New England (ID 1222), 24 October 1917
  • Decommissioned and returned to her owner 11 May 1919
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 579 t.
  • Length 130'
  • Beam 31' 5"
  • Draft 9' 4"
  • Speed 8.25 kts.
  • Complement 22
  • Propulsion: Two single-ended boilers, one 400ihp verticle single-expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    New England 73k Flying the Fore River pennant, probably during builder's trials, October 1907
    Photo courtesy Fore River Ship Building from The Marine Review, November 7, 1907, page 21
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01Boatswain Ernest Godfrey, USNRF1918 - 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History:

    New England

    The northeast section of the United States comprising Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The first two New Englands retained their former names, the third was named for the region.

    New England, a tug built by Fore River Ship Building Co., Quincy, Mass., was chartered by the Navy at New York 23 October 1917 from New England Steam Ship Co., New York City and commissioned 24 October 1917.

    Assigned to the 2nd Naval District, headquartered at Newport, during World War I, New England operated as a tug aiding ships into Newport and ferrying supplies. After wartime service and decommissioning, she was returned to her owner 11 May 1919.

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