The northeast section of the United States comprising Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The first two New Englands retained their former names, the third was named for the region.
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New England, a tug built by Fore River Ship Building Co., Quincy, Mass., was chartered by the Navy at New York 23 October 1917 from New England Steam Ship Co., New York City and commissioned 24 October 1917.
Assigned to the 2nd Naval District, headquartered at Newport, during World War I, New England operated as a tug aiding ships into Newport and ferrying supplies. After wartime service and decommissioning, she was returned to her owner 11 May 1919.
Submarine Tender AS28 was reclassified AD32 on 14 August 1944 and named New England 2 September 1944. Laid down 1 October 1944 by Tampa SB Co., Inc., Tampa, Fla., New England was to be launched 1 April 1946 and was to be sponsored by Mrs. Paul H. Bastedo, but her construction was cancelled 12 August 1945.