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USS Arapaho (YT-121)
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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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 575 t.
    Length 122' 6"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 12' 10"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 25
    Armament two 3 pdrs
    Propulsion steam, single screw.

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    Arapaho 226k Broadside view of Arapaho (Fleet Tug # 14) in the Mare Island Channel, circa 1915-16.
    US Navy photo
    Darryl Baker
    Arapaho 120k 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
    Mike Green

    USS Arapaho (AT-14 / YT-121)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
     BOSN. Bruce, Frank (OIC)2 December 1914 - 5 April 1915
     CHBOSN. Riley, John Aloysius (OIC)5 April 1915 - 15 December 1917
    01LT. Gordon, William Albert15 December 1917 - 8 February 1918
    02LT. Hunter, Albert Raymond8 February 1918 - 1 November 1918
    03LTjg. Chisholm, Angus Vincent1 November 1918 - 15 December 1920
    04LTjg. Geddes, William Albert15 December 1920 - 11 April 1921
    04LT. MacDonald, William Alexander11 April 1921 - 6 April 1922
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Service Ship Photo Index Back To The Fleet Tug (AT) Photo Index Back To The District Harbor Tug (YT) Photo Index
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    Last Updated 24 January 2014