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USS Patapsco (AT-10)
USS Patapsco (Fleet Tug #10) (1911 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal (with Minesweeper clasp)

Patapsco Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 12 May 1907, at the Portsmouth, N.H. Navy Yard
  • Launched, 29 June 1908
  • Placed in partial commission as USS Patapsco, 28 July 1909, for transit to her fitting out yard, Boston Navy Yard, CHBOSN Edward J. Norcott USN in command
  • Patapsco was placed in Commissioned in full, 1 July 1911, at Boston, Navy Yard, BOSN Karl Rundquist USN in command
  • Designated Fleet Tug (AT-10), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned,16 January 1925
  • Laid up in Reserve at Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 4 March 1936
  • Sold for scrapping, 30 June 1936, to Boston Iron and Metal Co., Baltimore, MD.
  • Removed from Boston Iron and Medal Co., 15 June 1936, sold to US Coast Guard
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Commission, 1 June 1846
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1953 to Hughes Bros., NYC for $5,104.00
    Displacement 917 t.
    Length 157'1"
    Beam 30'6"
    Draft 15' 6"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Armament two 3-pounders
    Propulsion system unknown

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    Patapsco 164k USS Patapsco (Fleet Tug #10) moored pierside Portsmouth Navy Yard, 27 July 1909.
    US National Archives, Photo #19-N-21-2-21 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green
    Patapsco 128k USS Patapsco (Fleet Tug #10) moored pierside at Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 27 July 1909.
    US National Archives, RG-19-A-31. Photo # Unknown, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    Patapsco 255k USS Patapsco (Fleet Tug #10) crew list and photo, circa 1918-19.
    Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Patapsco 69k USS Patapsco (Fleet Tug #10) left, and USS Patuxent (Fleet Tug #11) right, participate in minesweeping operations in the North Sea in 1919.
    US Navy photo NH 45255 from DANFS.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Patapsco 201k USS Patapsco (Fleet Tug #10) with an explosion close astern during a minesweeping operation in the North Sea during World War I.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo No. NH 109678
    Mike Green

    USS Patapsco (AT-10)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CHBOSN. Norcott, Edward Joseph, USN28 July 1909 - 13 August 1909
    02CHBOSN. Wortman, Walter Joseph, USN13 August 1909 - 28 April 1910
    03BOSN. Pennington, John Dickey, USN28 April 1910 - 1 July 1911
    04BOSN. Rundquist, Karl, USN1 July 1911 - 1 November 1913
    05BOSN. Rohange, Robert, USN1 November 1913 - 28 October 1916
    06BOSN. Cutting, Louis Henry, USN28 October 1916 - 23 November 1918
    07BOSN. Holland, Ashley DeLacy, USN23 November 1918 - 23 August 1919
    08LT. Benson, William Edwin, USN (Biography)23 August 1919 - 5 August 1920
    09BOSN. Harder, Frank, USN5 August 1920 - 1 December 1920
    10LT. Babson, Charles Bradford, USN1 December 1920 - 21 May 1922
    11BOSN. Buck, Albert Clifford, USN21 May 1922 - 16 January 1925
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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