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Progressive (SP 2003)


  • Built in 1916 by Verdon and Co., Staten Island, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 September 1917
  • Struck from the Navy Register 6 August 1919 and returned to her owners, the Newton Creek Towing Co. of Long Island, NY
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 208 t.
  • Length 70' 6"
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 87' 5"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Propulsion: One 300hp vertical single expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Progressive 90k In port, probably in the New York City area, circa 1916-1917
    U.S. Navy Photo NH 99138
    Naval Historical Center
    Blue Bird 172k In port, circa the late summer or fall of 1918. Progressive is tied up alongside Westchester (SP 3103). The bow of Blue Bird (SP-465) is visible at left. Mustang (SP 36) is in the left middle distance.
    USN Photo NH 102370

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