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Iro

 

(Str: t. 1,271; l. 256'; b. 37'7"; dr. 9'; s. 10 k.)

 

Iro, a wooden steamer, was launched in 1889 by the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. The Navy acquired her 8 August 1918 from the Hudson Navigation Co., New York City. Iro served as a patrol and freight boat in the 5th Naval District, operating out of Norfolk, until she was returned to her owner 30 April 1919.