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170' x 29' x 15'
1 x 76mm gun
On September 14, 1917 purchased by the United States Navy (USN) and designated as USS Conestoga SP-1128. Commissioned on November 11, 1917 with Lt(jg) C. Olsen in command. The tug was armed with a single 76mm gun.
During World War I, Conestoga was assigned to the Submarine Force and conducted towing duties in the Atlantic Ocean, transported supplies and escorting convoys to Bermuda and the Azores, and cruised with the American Patrol Detachment in the vicinity of the Azores. At the end of the war she was attached to Naval Base No. 13, Azores, from which she towed disabled ships and escorted convoys until arriving at New York on September 26, 1919. She was then assigned to harbor tug duty in the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, Virginia.
On March 25, 1921 departed Mare Island under the command of Lt. Ernest Larkin Jones, with a barge of coal for Pearl Harbor then to take up an assignment as station ship at Tutuila. After departure, this vessel was never heard from again.
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