USS S. T. Co. No. 2

Career (United States)
Name: USS S. T. Co. No. 2
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: Charles Hillman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Completed: 1898
Acquired: 24 September 1917
Commissioned: 27 September 1917
Fate: Returned to owner 23 June 1919
Notes: Operated as commercial tug S. T. Co. No. 2 1898-1917 and from 1919
General characteristics
Type: Tug, dispatch boat, and Minesweeper
Displacement: 157 tons
Length: 101 ft 0 in (30.78 m)
Beam: 22 ft 0 in (6.71 m)
Draft: 10 ft 5 in (3.18 m) (mean)
Propulsion: Steam engine
Speed: 10 knots
Complement: 13
Armament: 2 x 1-pounder guns

USS S. T. Co. No. 2 (SP-267) was a United States Navy tug, dispatch boat, and minesweeper in commission from 1917 to 1919.

S. T. Co. No. 2 was built as a commercial steam screw tug of the same name in 1898 by Charles Hillman at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The U.S. Navy acquired her under charter from her owner, the Standard Transportation Company, on 24 September 1917 for World War I service. She was commissioned on 27 September 1917 as USS S. T. Co. No. 2 (SP-267).

Assigned to the 5th Naval District, S. T. Co. No. 2 operated in the Virginia Capes area and Chesapeake Bay for the remainder of World War I, serving as a tug, dispatch vessel, and minesweeper.

After the war, S. T. Co. No. 2 was returned to Standard Transportation on 23 June 1919.

References

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