USS New England

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New England
(Ship: t. 375)

The first New England, a whaler purchased by the Navy at New London, Conn., 21 November 1861 for the "Stone Fleet," was sunk as an obstruction at Moffit Channel, Charleston Harbor, S.C. 25 January 1862.

II (SP-1222: dp. 579; 1. 130'; b. 31'5"; dr. 9'4"; s. 8~ k.)

New England, a tug built by Fore River Ship Building Co., Quiney, Mass., was chartered by the Navy at New York 23 October 1917 from New England Steam Ship Co., New York City and commissioned 24 October 1917.

Assigned to the 2nd Naval District, headquartered at Newport, during World War I, New England operated as a tug aiding ships into Newport and ferrying supplies. After wartime service and decommissioning, she was returned to her owner 11 May 1919.

Submarine Tender AS-28 was Reclassified AD-32 on 14 August 1944 and named New England 2 September 1944. Laid down 1 October 1944 by Tampa SB Co., Ine., Tampa, Fla., New England was to be launched 1 April 1946 and was to be sponsored by Mrs. Paul H. Bastedo, but her eonstruetion was eaneelled 12 August 1945.