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Locust

 

Any grasshopper of the family Acridiidae, specifically certain species having migratory habits, often traveling in vast swarms which destroy vegetation of the places they visit; also the American tree Robinia pseudoacacia.

 

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(ScTug: l. 80'9"; b. 16'3")

 

The first Locust, a wooden tug, was built for the Navy by Crawford & Reid, Tacoma, Wash., and placed in service 5 April 1910. Attached to the Naval Coal Depot, Tiburon, Calif., the tugboat served at that place, towing coal barges to naval installations along the northwest Pacific coast until struck from the Naval Register 6 January 1912 and sold.