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Nerita (SP 3028)

Nerita served both the U. S. Navy and Army

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  • Built in 1918 as Amphitrate by C. W. Dean, Battery Park, Isle of Wight County, VA
  • Acquired by the Navy 21 May 1918 at Norfolk, VA
  • Placed in service as USS Amphitrate (SP 3028), 13 August 1918
  • Renamed Nerita 8 November 1918
  • Struck from the Navy list 3 March 1919
  • Transferred to the War Department 4 March 1920
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 19 t.
  • Length 60' 6"
  • Beam 12' 6"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Propulsion: One 90hp Speedway gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Amphitrate 57k In port, prior to her World War I Navy service
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 99218
    Robert Hurst
    Amphitrate 107k Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102062
    Naval Historical Center

    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Amphitrate (SP-3028), a wooden motor tug built in 1918 by C. W. Dean, Battery Park, Va., was acquired by the Navy at Norfolk 13 August 1918 from Caleva Bros., Norfolk. Renamed Nerita, she served in the 5th Naval District through the end of World War I. She was transferred to the War Department 4 March 1920.
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