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Acquired Tug:
  • Built by John H. Dialogue and Sons, Camden, NJ (YN 278)
  • Completed for James McCaulley, Philadelphia, PA, as tugboat James McCaulley (ON 76664), 1887
  • Registered to B. Shoe, 1912
  • Registered to P.F. Martin, renamed Arabian, 1913
  • Acquired by the Navy on bareboat charter, 29 October 1918
  • Placed in service, 05 November 1918
  • Placed out of service, 31 January 1919
  • Returned to owner same day
  • Registered to William H. Wright, Philadelphia, PA, 1951
  • Registered to Tug Arabian, Inc., Norfolk, VA, 1953
  • Registered to McAllister Towing, Norfolk, VA, renamed Steven McAllister, 1959
  • Registered to General Towing Co., Norfolk, VA, renamed Marquita, 1964
  • Final disposition, out of documentation, 1971
  • Displacement 92 gross tons, 46 net tons
  • Length 87' 0" overall
  • Beam 20'
  • Draft 9' 5"
  • Speed 10 knots
  • Complement 7
  • Propulsion one Marine leg. boiler, one 500hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft, 350hp
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    93k Underway with Navy personnel on board. Probably taken in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area during her brief naval service, circa November 1918 - January 1919
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 57629

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

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