The 92¾-foot iron-hulled tug Protector was built at Camden, New Jersey, in 1882. In February 1918 she ordered to be turned over to the Navy for World War I service, under registry number SP-1242. However no further action appears to have been taken, and she remained in the hands of her owner.
This page features our only views of the tug Protector, built in 1882.
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Photo #: NH 102142
Protector (American Tug, 1882)
Photographed in a harbor, prior to World War I.
This tug was ordered to be taken over by the Navy in February 1918, under the registry number SP-1242. However, the action was not carried out and she saw no Naval service.
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 50KB; 740 x 530 pixels
Note: The Ships' Histories Branch of the Naval Historical
Center holds another view of the tug Protector. This photograph
is almost identical to that presented above, but was taken a
few moments earlier or later, as the vessel has moved in relation
to the structure in the background.
Page made 23 November 2002