USS Gladiator (1876)

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For other ships with the same name, see USS Gladiator.
Name: USS Gladiator
Laid down: 1876
Acquired: by charter, 19 April 1918
Substituted with another vessel: Emily B, 20 August 1918
Decommissioned: 20 December 1918
Fate: Both vessels returned to owner
General characteristics
Type: Commercial Tugboat
Displacement: 67 long tons (68 t)
Length: 76 ft 1 in (23.19 m)
Beam: 19 ft 4 in (5.89 m)
Draft: 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Armament: None

USS Gladiator was built in 1876 at St. Mary's, Georgia; chartered from the Wilmington Towing Co., Wilmington, North Carolina; commissioned 19 April 1918; and assigned to the 5th Naval District.

Tugboats Swapped with Owner[edit]

On 20 August 1918 the tug Emily B. owned by the same company, was substituted for Gladiator. On 20 December 1918 Gladiator decommissioned and was returned to her owners.