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USS Contocook (AT-36)
Bagaduce Class Fleet Tug
Laid down, date unknown, at Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Port Richmond, N.Y.
Launched, 12 January 1920
Commissioned USS Contocook (AT-36), 20 August 1920, LTjg. Thomas A. Patterson, in command
Decommissioned, 27 November 1933, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 November 1933
Sold, 8 February 1934, to General Engineering & Drydock Co., San Francisco, for $15,000.00
Purchased by the Royal Navy from merchant service in 1940
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Sea Giant (W-125)
Paid off (decommissioned) in 1946
Sold, 3 May 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Length 156' 8"
Beam 35' 7"
Draft 15' 6" (lim)
Speed 13.6 kts.
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t
two 3"/50 gun mounts
one machine gun
one twin .5in AA gun mount aft
two machine guns on the bridge
NSFO 1,835 Bbls
one Allis Chalmers vertical triple-expansion steam engine
two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 200psi Sat°
two turbo-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
single propeller, 1,800shp
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| USS Contocook (AT-36)
||USS Contocook (AT-36) is in the Pedro Miguel Lock, Panama Canal, astern of USS Coast Battleship No.4, while transiting the Panama Canal, 10 February 1923. SS Bethore is at right in the adjacent lock.
US Navy photo # NH 83700 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
| HMS Sea Giant (W-125)
||Ex-USS Contocook (AT-36) in Royal Naval service as HMS Sea Giant (W-125) underway underway off Harwich, Essex, England. Photo from the collections of the British Imperial War Museum.
USS Contocook (AT-36)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LTjg. Patterson, T. Alexander||20 August 1920 - 10 December 1921|
|02||ENS. Jackson, Joseph Edmund||10 December 1921 - 28 May 1923|
|03||LT. Legere, Frederick J.||28 May 1923 - 12 August 1926|
|04||LT. Gumz, Ludwig William||12 August 1926 - 10 January 1927|
|05||LT. Kinne, Frank||10 January 1927 - 30 December 1929|
|06||LT. Hoffecker, Charles Rowland||30 December 1929 - 18 June 1932|
|07||LT. Fuller, James Edward||18 June 1932 - 27 November 1933
|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
Last Updated 18 April 2014
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