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S. M. Goucher (SP 2487)


Tug:

  • Built in 1913 by the Noecker and Auk Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ
  • Acquired by the United States Navy 30 March 1918
  • Struck from the Navy Register 11 June 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 58 t.
  • Length 65' 1"
  • Beam 19' 1"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement: Three
  • Propulsion: One 100hp vertical single expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    S. M. Goucher 142k U.S. Navy photo NH 101742 Naval History and Heritage Command

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: S. M. Goucher (SP-2487), a wooden, steam tug built in 1913 by Noecker and Auk Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J., and registered at Philadelphia, was acquired by the Navy on charter on 30 March 1918. Through the end of World War I and during the inactivation activities which followed, she performed towing services in the 5th Naval District. She was returned to merchant service on 11 June 1919.

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