From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Counties in Delaware, New Jersey, and Virginia.

(SP-685: t. 67; I. 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.