USS Alexander H. Erickson (SP-2298)

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USS Alexander H. Erickson (SP-2298) photographed prior to World War I.
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Name: USS Alexander H. Erickson (SP-2298)
Builder: Hahn and Miller, New Baltimore, NY
Launched: 1917
Acquired: 9 March 1918
Struck: 28 August 1919
Fate: returned to her owner, the Olsen Water and Towing Co., New York City
General characteristics
Displacement: 150 t
Length: 66 feet 6 inches (20.27 m)
Beam: 19 feet (5.8 m)
Draft: 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m)
Speed: 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)
Complement: 4

USS Alexander H. Erickson (SP-2298)—a tug built in 1917 by Hahn and Miller of New Baltimore, NY, for the Olsen Water and Towing Co., of New York City—was inspected in the 3rd Naval District (New York) on 4 February 1918 and was reported as taken over by the Navy on 9 March 1918. The operations of this harbor tug—which was assigned the identification number (Id. No. 2298)-are not reflected in any logs, but sources indicate that her ultimate duty was to handle barges at Norfolk, VA. Recorded as transferred from 3d to 5th Naval District on 20 August 1919, her service in that locale was apparently quite short, since the same source indicates that she was returned to her owner on 28 August 1919. Her name was struck from the Navy list on the same day.