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Navy call sign:
George - Jig - King - Tare

Civilian call sign (1919):
King - Tare - Love - Fox


  • The first Virginian was built in 1904 as Blue Belle by John H. Dialogue, Camden, NJ
  • Renamed Virginian in 1910
  • Acquired by the Navy in 1918 and commissioned USS Virginian
  • Decommissioned 12 May 1919, struck from the Navy list and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 179 t.
  • Length 90'
  • Beam 21'
  • Draft 7' 9"
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Complement 15
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 600hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Virginian 97k Photographed prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102359
    Naval Historical Center

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