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Sussex SP-685

(Sl'-685: t. 67; 1. 74'2"; b. 17'6~; dr. 6'9; s. 8 k.;
cpl. 22; a. 2 1-pdrs.)

The first Sussex (SP-685)—a fishing steamer built in 1913 by R. T. Potter at Milton, Del.—was acquired by the Navy on 5 May 1917 from the Delaware Fish Oil Co., Lewes, Del. and was commissioned on 31 May 1917. '

Sussex was assigned to the 3d Naval District and served there as a minesweeper until March 1919. She was struck from the Navy list on 11 March 1919 and sold on 16 January 1920.