USS R W Wilmot

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R. W. Wilmot

(SP-604: t. 569; 1 156'8"; b. 30'; dr. 14'6"; s. 12 k.; a. 1 3",
2mg.)

R. W. Wilmot, a steam tug built in 1898 by the Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio, was acquired 4 January 1918 from the River & Oeean Towing Co., Wilmington, Del., and placed in service 26 January 1918, Lt. J. Hansen, USNRF in command.

Designated for distant service, R. W. Wilmot served with the 5th Squadron, Patrol Foree, in the mid-Atlantic-southern New England area until 9 March. On the 17th she steamed east and following her arrival in France, was placed out of service and transferred to that country's government on 4 April 1918.