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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.
Designated Fleet Tug No. 14, 15 December 1915
Commissioned USS Arapaho, 8 February 1918, LT. A. 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 for operation, 5 May 1937, to A. S. Hughes' Sons, Philadelphia
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 5 April 2013
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