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USS Iroquois (AT-46)
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USS Iroquois (Fleet Tug #46) (1898 - 1920)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal (with Patrol clasp)

  • Built in 1892 as the tug Fearless by Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA.
  • Purchased by the Navy from J. D. Spreckles Bros. & Co. 12 April 1898
  • Commissioned USS Iroquois (Fleet Tug #46), 6 July 1898, LT. L. H. Turner in command
  • Designated Fleet Tug (AT-46), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 7 March 1925, at San Diego, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 October 1927
  • Sold 15 May 1928 to Benjamin L. Jones, Bellingham, WA. for $36,000
  • Acquired by the US Army Transportation Command in 1942, placed in service as LT-461
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1952
    Specifications:
    Displacement 400 t.(lt) 702 t.(fl)
    Length 152'
    Beam 26'
    Draft 13'6"
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement 39
    Armament
    one 4" gun
    one Gatling gun
    Propulsion
    one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    single shaft

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    Iroquois 91k USS Iroquois at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA, 24 August 1898. Note damage to building in right background caused by an earthquake in March 1898.
    US Navy photo NH 53272 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    Iroquois 3332k USS Iroquois at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., circa 1899. Note the photo is mislabeled Vigilant.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 71714
    Darryl Baker
    Iroquois 120k USS Iroquois at Naval Station. Honolulu, T.H., circa 1903-1904, while she was station ship there. Probably photographed from USS New York (Armored Cruiser # 2). Note Diamond Head visible in the left center distance.
    US Navy photo # NH 102107 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, collection of Martin Fenne.
    Robert Hurst
    Iroquois 82k USS Iroquois underway off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 25 April 1914. The stern of the cruiser USS Cleveland is visible as well as the stern of an unidentified ship. Riding at anchor is another unknown ship.
    US Navy photo.
    Darryl Baker
    Iroquois 74k USS Iroquois underway off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CAl prior to World War I.
    US Navy photo # NH 79003 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy of Donald M. Mcpherson, 1974.
    Robert Hurst
    Iroquois 89k USS Iroquois at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA,, 17 March 1921. Several destroyers are in the background, and an ammunition lighter is at the right.
    US Navy photo # NH 53274 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Iroquois (AT-46)
    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
    "Three Tugs Sold to the United States Yesterday"
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