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USS Tide (SP-953)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Tide.
Name: USS Tide
Builder: Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Launched: 1916
Acquired: 14 June 1918
Struck: Between November 1918 and October 1919
Fate: Not indicated
General characteristics
Type: Tugboat
Length: 143 ft (44 m)
Beam: 22 ft 9 in (6.93 m)
Draft: 12 ft 5 in (3.78 m) (aft)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Armament: 2 × 1-pounder guns

USS Tide (SP-953) was a minesweeper in the United States Navy.

Tide was a tug built in 1916 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. — was acquired by the U.S. Navy on 14 June 1918 from the Bay State Fishing Co., of Boston, Massachusetts, to serve as a minesweeper in the 1st Naval District.

Military service

Though never commissioned by the U.S. Navy, she may have been armed and manned by naval reservists to patrol the waters of the 1st Naval District during the closing months of World War I.


In any event, her name was struck from the Navy List sometime between November 1918 and October 1919.

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