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Virginian I

(Tug: t. 179 (reg.), 1. 90'0", b. 21'0'', dr. 7'9" (mean), s. 8.0 k.; cpl. 15)

Virginian—a steamer built in 1904 at Camden, N.J., as Blue Belle—was acquired by the Navy at Philadelphia from the Southern Transportation Co., probably late in 1917. Apparently commissioned in January 1918, she served as a tug in the 5th Naval District— probably at Norfolk, Va.—through the end of World War. I. On 12 May 1919, she was returned to her owner, and her name was struck from the Navy list.