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Sussex

 

Counties in Delaware, New Jersey, and Virginia.

 

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(SP-685: t. 67; l. 74'2"; b. 17'6"; dr. 6'9"; s. 8 k.; cpl. 22; a. 2 1-pdrs.)

 

The first Sussex (SP-685)-a fishing steamer built in 1913 by R. T. Potter at Milton, Del-was acquired by the Navy on 5 May 1917 from the Delaware Fish Oil Co., Lewes, Del.; and was commissioned on 31 May 1917.

 

Sussex was assigned to the 3d Naval District and served there as a minesweeper until March 1919. She was struck from the Navy list on 11 March 1919 and sold on 16 January 1920.