USS John G Olsen

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John G. Olsen

A former name retained.

(SP-2377: t. 61 ; 1. 76'; b. 19'; dr. 8' ; s. 10 k.)

John G. Olsen (SP-2377), a steam tug. was built in 1916 by Hawley Miller, New Baltimore, N.Y., and acquired from her owners, Olsen Water & Towing Co., of New York, 16 April 1918. Her first commanding officer was Ens. G. Montague, USNRF.

Assigned duty in the 5th Naval District, John G. Olsen steamed from -New York to Norfolk, arriving 23 April via the inland route. There she took up duty as a tug and general purpose harbor ship in Hampton Roads for Naval Overseas Transportation Service, a vital organization in the transport of men and material to France. After the Armistice, she served at Indian Head, Md., before being returned to her owners 28 August 1919.