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USS Patuxent (AT-11)
USS Patuxent (Fleet Tug #11) (1909 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal (with Minesweeper clasp)

Patuxent Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 25 July 1907, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Launched, 16 May 1908
  • Commissioned USS Patuxent, 4 May 1909, CHBOSN. Frederick Muller USN in command
  • Designated Fleet Tug (AT-11), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 30 September 1924, at Coco Solo, Canal Zone
  • Loaned to the Commerce Department, Fisheries Commission, 17 December 1925, renamed Albatross II
  • Returned to the Navy, 26 June 1938 and struck from the Naval Register
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 16 March 1939, to Northern Metals Corp. Philadelphia, PA.
    Displacement 755 t.
    Length 148'
    Beam 29' 3"
    Draft 12' 3"
    Speed 13 kts
    Complement 51
    Armament two 3-pounders
    Propulsion system unknown

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    USS Patuxent (Fleet Tug #11)
    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.
    Patuxent 255k USS Patuxent (AT-11) crew list and photo, circa 1918-1919.
    Photo from "Sweeping the North Sea Mine Barrage" by the U.S. Navy North Sea Minesweeping Detachment.
    David Wright
    USS Patuxent (AT-11)
    Patuxent 52k USS Patuxent (AT-11) moored pierside at Naval Station Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone in August 1921 David Wright
    United State Fisheries Commission Research Ship Albatross II
    Patuxent 12k USFCRS Albatross II circa 1926-1932, location unknown.
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Patuxent 248k USFCRS Albatross II moored pierside in 1929, location unknown. David Wright

    USS Patuxent (AT-11)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CHBOSN. Muller, Frederick4 May 1909 - 6 May 1912
    02CHBOSN. Judge, John Patrick6 May 1912 - 5 February 1915
    03CHBOSN. Muller, Frederick5 February 1915 - 9 April 1916
    04CHBOSN. Murray, Christopher9 April 1916 - 13 May 1916
    05LT. Hupp, John Brady13 May 1916 - 10 April 1917
    06LT. Harmer, Jesse Llewellen, USN20 May 1919 - 30 June 1920
    07BOSN. Augustine, Georg Oliver30 June 1920 - 3 August 1920
    08LT. Healey, Thomas William3 August 1920 - 14 January 1922
    09BOSN. Augustine, Georg Oliver14 January 1922 - 30 September 1924
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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    Last Updated 16 March 2018