USS Arabian, a 87-foot steam harbor tug, was built in 1896 at Camden, New Jersey, for civilian employment. Active in the vicinity of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was leased by the Navy in October 1918 and placed in service in early November. With the end of World War I eliminating any further need for her, Arabian was placed out of service at the end of January 1919 and returned to her owner.
This page features our only view of USS Arabian (1918-1919).
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Photo #: NH 57629
USS Arabian (1918-1919)
Underway with Navy personnel on board. Probably taken in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area during her brief Naval service, circa November 1918 - January 1919.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Page made 28 February 2003