USS Aurora (SP-345)

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Aurora circa 1917-1919
Career (United States)
Builder: Dialogue & Company
Launched: 1906
Acquired: August 1917
Commissioned: 22 September 1917
Decommissioned: 24 March 1919
Homeport: Port Richmond, New York
Tompkinsville, New York
General characteristics
Displacement: 234 tons
Length: 110 ft (34 m)
Beam: 26.7 ft (8.1 m)
Speed: 12 knots
Complement: 20
Armament: 1 one pounder

USS Aurora (SP-345) was a harbor tug and a minesweeper of the United States Navy.

Built in 1906 in Camden, New Jersey, by John H. Dialogue, the Aurora was originally used for civilian purposes. In August 1917, the ship was chartered from Lehigh Valley Railroad, the owners at that time, and was commissioned on 22 September 1917 as a minesweeper in New York Harbor. In December 1918, Aurora was transferred to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service for use as a tugboat in Tompkinsville, New York. Aurora was decommissioned on 24 March 1919 and immediately returned to her owner.[1]

See also

See also List of patrol vessels of the United States Navy


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.