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Francis G. Conwell (S.P. 3215)


The Navy retained the name carried by this vessel at the time of her acquisition.

(S.P. 3215: tonnage 27 (gross, registered); length 51'0"; breadth 16'; draft 6'4½"(mean); speed 8 knots; complement 4; armament none)

Francis G. Conwell—a single-screw, wooden-hulled tug built in 1894 at the Elizabeth City Shipbuilding Co.—was acquired by the Navy and given the identification number S.P. 3215.

Delivered to the Navy on 20 August 1918, Francis G. Conwell was commissioned on 26 August 1918.  She served in the waters of the Fifth Naval District until 1921.

Updated, Robert J. Cressman

12 April 2021


Published: Tue Apr 13 00:09:29 EDT 2021