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USS Arapaho (YT-121)
USS Arapaho (AT-14) (1920 - 1936)
USS Arapaho (Fleet Tug #14) (1918 - 1920)
Arapaho (Fleet Tug #14) (1914 - 1918)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
World War I Victory Medal
Arapaho Class Fleet Tug:
Laid down, 16 December 1913, at Seattle Construction & Drydock Co., Seattle, WA.
Launched, 20 June 1914
Delivered to the US Navy and placed in service, 2 December 1914 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., BOSN Frank Bruce Officer in Charge
Designated Fleet Tug No. 14, 15 December 1915
Commissioned USS Arapaho, 8 February 1918, LT. Albert R. Hunter, USNRF, in command
Redesignated (AT-14), 17 July 1920
Decommissioned, 6 April 1922, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
Reclassified, Yard Tug (YT-121), 27 February 1936
Struck from the Naval Register, 22 December 1936
Sold, 5 May 1937, to A. S. Hughes' Sons, Philadelphia
Sold to Dimitrios, Greece in 1960, renamed Evridiki reflagged Greece
Renamed Faneromeni in 1968
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1986
Displacement 575 t.
Length 122' 6"
Draft 12' 10"
Speed 11 kts.
Armament two 3 pdrs
Propulsion steam, single screw.
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||Broadside view of Arapaho (Fleet Tug # 14) in the Mare Island Channel, circa 1915-16.
US Navy photo
||Arapaho (Fleet Tug # 14) off San Diego, CA., circa 1915-1916. Note USS Raleigh (C-8) in the background.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 92206
USS Arapaho (AT-14 / YT-121)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
| ||BOSN. Bruce, Frank (OIC)||2 December 1914 - 5 April 1915|
| ||CHBOSN. Riley, John Aloysius (OIC)||5 April 1915 - 15 December 1917|
|01||LT. Gordon, William Albert||15 December 1917 - 8 February 1918|
|02||LT. Hunter, Albert Raymond||8 February 1918 - 1 November 1918|
|03||LTjg. Chisholm, Angus Vincent||1 November 1918 - 15 December 1920|
|04||LTjg. Geddes, William Albert||15 December 1920 - 11 April 1921|
|05||LT. MacDonald, William Alexander||11 April 1921 - 6 April 1922|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 24 January 2014
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