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USS Chemung (YT-124)
USS Chemung (AT-18) (1920 - 1936)
USS Chemung (Fleet Tug #18) (1918 - 1920)
USS Pocahontas (Fleet Tug #18) (1917 - 1918)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
World War I Victory Medal (with Atlantic Fleet clasp)
Chemung Class Fleet Tug:
Laid down, 2 October 1915, as Pocahontas at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA.
Launched, 1 April 1916
Commissioned USS Pocahontas (Fleet Tug #18), 14 March 1917, ChBOSN Bertram David USN in command
Renamed Chemung, 1 September 1918
Designated Fleet Tug (AT-18), 17 July 1920
Reclassified Harbor Tug (YT-124), 31 January 1936
Decommissioned, 25 October 1926
Struck from the Naval Register, 22 December 1936
Sold, 25 January 1937, to Gallagher Bros. Sand & Gravel Co. New York City, for $15,638.15, removed 12 February 1937
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 555 t.
Length 123' 6"
Beam 26' 8"
Draft 11' 6"
Speed 11 kts.
Armament two 3" guns
reciprocating steam engine
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||"USS Chemung (Tug No. 18)" ...March 12, 1918 design plan for the tug Chemung (Tug No. 18) prepared by the Bureau of Construction and Repair's Preliminary Design staff on 12 March 1918, apparently for comparison with designs of new tugs then being developed for consideration for near-term construction. Chemung was designed for the U.S. Navy and built of steel at Norfolk Navy Yard during 1914 to 1917. Originally named Pocahontas, the vessel was renamed on 1 September 1917. Chemung was decommissioned in 1926 and discarded in 1937.
This plan provides two 3-inch guns, reciprocating steam machinery, and a speed of 11 knots in a ship 115 feet long on the waterline, 25 feet in beam, and with a normal displacement of 555 tons. The original plan is in the 1911-1925 "Spring Styles Book" of the Bureau of Construction & Repair.
US Naval History and Heritage Command (from the Online Library), Photo # S-584-077.
||USS Chemung (AT-18) underway, date and location unknown.
USS Pocahontas (Fleet Tug #18) / USS Chemung (AT-18 / YT-124)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
|01||ChBOSN. David, Bertram, USN||14 March 1917 - 8 August 1918|
|02||LT. Johnsen, Niels Anton||8 August 1918 - 20 December 1918|
|03||BOSN. Kyllberg Walter Harry||20 December 1918 - 12 January 1922
|04||ChBOSN. Webber, Frederick Benjamin||12 January 1922 - 20 September 1923
|05||ChBOSN. Adkins, Lewis Warner||20 September 1923 - 25 October 1925
|06||ChBOSN. Ahrens, William Francis||25 October 1925 - 25 October 1926
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Russ Moody
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 14 February 2014
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