USS Edgar F. Coney (SP-346)

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USS Edgar F. Coney (SP-346).jpg
Edgar F. Coney (left) in civilian use, tied up alongside a smaller tug (right) sometime between 1904 and 1917, prior to her U.S. Navy service as USS Edgar F. Coney.
History
United States
Name: USS Edgar F. Coney
Namesake: Previous name retained
Builder: John B. Dialogue & Sons, Camden, New Jersey
Completed: 1904
Acquired: 22 September 1917
Commissioned: 22 September 1917
Decommissioned: 5 July 1919
Fate:
  • Returned to owner 5 July 1919
  • Sank off Florida 1930
Notes: Operated as commercial tug Edgar F. Coney 1904-1917 and 1919-1930
General characteristics
Type: Tug
Tonnage: 153 gross register tons
Length: 102 ft (31 m) (between perpendiculars)
Beam: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine, 1,000 indicated horsepower, one shaft
Speed: 13 knots
Complement: 26
Armament: 1 × 1-pounder gun

USS Edgar F. Coney (SP-346) was an armed tug that served in the United States Navy from 1917 to 1919.

Edgar F. Coney was built as a commercial steam tug of the same name in 1904 by John B. Dialogue & Sons at Camden, New Jersey, for the South Atlantic Towboat Company. On 22 September 1917, the U.S. Navy chartered her from her owner - by then Philip Shore of Tampa, Florida - for use during World War I. She was commissioned the same day as USS Edgar F. Coney (SP-346).

Assigned to the 3rd Naval District, Edgar F. Coney was based at Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York. She carried out towing duties in the New York City area for the remainder of World War I and into 1919.

Edgar F. Coney was decommissioned on 5 July 1919 and returned to her owner the same day. She returned to commercial service, and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida on 1 February 1930 with the loss of 14 crew members.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Casualty reports". The Times (45427). London. 3 February 1930. col E, p. 20. 

Coordinates: 39°57′32″N 75°07′16″W / 39.959°N 75.121°W / 39.959; -75.121