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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.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 56
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t
    US Navy
    two 3"/50 gun mounts
    one machine gun
    Royal Navy
    one twin .5in AA gun mount aft
    two machine guns on the bridge
    Fuel Capacity
    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)
    BB-4 Iowa 91k 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
    Ramon Jackson
    HMS Sea Giant (W-125)
    Contocook 61k 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. Robert Hurst

    USS Contocook (AT-36)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Patterson, T. Alexander20 August 1920 - 10 December 1921
    02ENS. Jackson, Joseph Edmund10 December 1921 - 28 May 1923
    03LT. Legere, Frederick J.28 May 1923 - 12 August 1926
    04LT. Gumz, Ludwig William12 August 1926 - 10 January 1927
    05LT. Kinne, Frank10 January 1927 - 30 December 1929
    06LT. Hoffecker, Charles Rowland30 December 1929 - 18 June 1932
    07LT. Fuller, James Edward18 June 1932 - 27 November 1933
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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