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USS Mahopac (ATO-29)
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USS Mahopac (AT-29) (1920 - 1944)
USS Mahopac (Fleet Tug #29) (1919 - 1920)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Bagaduce Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 30 November 1918, at Puget Sound Navy Yard as Kickapoo
  • Renamed Mahopac, 24 March 1919
  • Launched, 28 February 1919
  • Commissioned USS Mahopac (Fleet Tug No. 29), 20 October 1919, LTjg. Harry J. Carey in command
  • Designated Fleet Tug (AT-29), 17 July 1920
  • Reclassified, Fleet Tug Old (ATO-29), 15 May 1944
  • Decommissioned, 12 September 1946, at Bremerton, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 29 October 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 28 April 1947,for disposal
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission to Puget Sound Tug & Barge Co., at Port of Nordland, WA. for $4,000, removed 28 April 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 751 t.(lt) 1,192 t.(fl)
    Length 156' 8"
    Beam 30'
    Draft 15' 8"
    Speed 12.8 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 56
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    Armament two machine guns
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,830 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Puget Sound Navy Yard vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    two Scotch single end boilers, 220psi Sat°
    two Diesel-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,800shp

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    USS Mahopac (AT-29)
    Mahopac 169k USS Mahopac (AT-29) moored probably at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 9 March 1921.
    Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 637 from the collection of Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt, MC. USN
    Mike Green
    Mahopac 155k USS Mahopac (AT-29) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 46926
    USNH&HC
    Mahopac 121k USS Mahopac (AT-29), in center, and five destroyers in Dry Dock Number Two, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA., 8-22 September 1921.
    The destroyers include:
    USS Doyen (DD-280),
    USS Henshaw (DD-278),
    USS McCawley (DD-276),
    USS Meyer (DD-279) and
    USS Moody (DD-277).
    US Navy photo # NH 43119 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Ramon Jackson
    BB-3 Oregon 82k USS Mahopac (AT-29) assists the battleship USS Oregon (BB-3) leaving Seattle enroute to Portland Oregon in 1925. Photo courtesy of Jim Geldert.
    Mahopac 137k USS Mahopac (AT-29) moored pierside at Kodiak, Alaska, 30 November 1943.
    A US Navy photo from the "Alaskan Sea Frontiers" files now in the collections of NARA Seattle.
    Tracy White
    USS Mahopac (ATO-29)
    Mahopac 287k USS Mahopac (ATO-29) at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 20 August 1945.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. 2016.7 donated by Mary AG Shahan and David R. Shahan.
    USNH&HC

    USS Mahopac (Fleet Tug # 29 / AT-29 / ATO-29)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Carey, Harry J.20 October 1919 - 2 September 1920
    02CHBOSN. Smith, Jay2 September 1920 - 20 January 1923
    03CHBOSN. Benson, Oscar20 January 1923 - 19 February 1924
    04CHBOSN. Calkins, Raymond19 February 1924 - 6 October 1925
    05LT. Harrison, James Ridgeway13 April 1931 - 18 October 1932
    06LT. Hodson, Roger King18 October 1932 - 1934
    07LTjg. Miller, Lermond Horton1934
    08LT. Lebegue, Wilfred Grant1935
    09LT. Blodgett, Laurence Francis1936 - 1938
    10LT. Wolverton, Royal Alan, USN (30)1939 - May 1939
    11CHBOSN. Kyliberg, Victor Harry, USNMay 1939 - July 1939
    12LT. Goodwin, Hubbard Frederick, USNJuly 1939 - September 1940
    13LT. Hill, Edwin Wright, USN (Ret)September 1940 - December 1941
    14LT. Davis, Frank Reynokds, USNDecember 1941 - 2 March 1942
    15LT. Leonard, Charles Albert, USN2 March 1942 - July 1942
    16LT. Willestoft, A. G.WW II
    17LTjg. Labo, Howard GlennWW II
    18LTjg. McLeod, Donald SherwoodWW II
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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    Last Updated 26 August 2016