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Broad Arrow
(AO: dp. 17,862; l. 485'3"; b. 62'6"; dr. 26'6"; s. 11 k.; cpl. 76; a. 1 5"; cl. Broad Arrow)



Broad Arrow is a mark, shaped like a barbed arrow, placed on British Government property.



Broad Arrow (No. 2503), a tanker, was launched 22 December 1917 by New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.; acquired by the Navy 12 March 1918; and commissioned 16 March 1918, Lieutenant Commander G. E. Haines, USNRF, in command.


Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Broad Arrow carried oil and aircraft parts to France between March 1918 and February 1919. On 24 February 1919 she was decommissioned at Brooklyn and turned over to the Shipping Board.

1 December 2005