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Rescue

 

III

 

(SP - 3209: tonnage 537; length 1604; beam 322; draft 168; speed 11 knots; armament 1 3)

 

The third Rescue (SP-3209) was built by Brown & Son, Tottenville, N.Y., in 1899; acquired from Merritt and Chapman Wrecking Co., Norfolk, Va., 24 September 1918; and commissioned 25 September 1918.

 

Wooden-hulled Rescue served as a salvage tug in the 5th Naval District throughout her brief 8-month naval career. She was decommissioned and sold to her former owner at Norfolk, 15 May 1919.



25 September 2005