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  • The second Mariner was built in 1906 at Camden, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Panama Canal Commission 1 February 1918 and commissioned the same day
  • Returned to her owner 13 January 1919 and struck from the Navy list
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 213 t.
  • Length 113'
  • Beam 25' 6"
  • Draft 12'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 23
  • Propulsion: One 500hp steam engine, one shaft.
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    Mariner 200k USS Tennessee (Armored Cruiser No. 10) transiting the Panama Canal, circa 1915-1916, in tow of Mariner. A canal dredge is in the center background.
    Courtesy of Leonard R. Efrein, 1972.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 76320
    Naval Historical Center
    Mariner 127k Photographed prior to 1917, while still in civilian service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 100237
    Mariner 103k Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 99408 Robert Hurst
    Mariner 94k Photo from
    Mariner 242k Tied up outboard of the tugs Bohio and Empire.For recognition at a distance, Panama Canal tugs wore the first initial of their names on their stacks. Mariner in 1914 made the first continuous Atlantic to Pacific passage through the canal
    Panama Canal Commission photo from "U.S. Army Ships and Watercraft of World War II" by David H. Grover

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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