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USS Piscataqua (AT-49)
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USS Piscataqua (Fleet Tug No. 49)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Spanish Campaign Medal - Philippines Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal


Piscataqua Class Fleet Tug:
  • Built in 1897 as W. H. Brown at F. W. Wheeler Co., West Bay City, MI.
  • Acquired by the Navy, 11 May 1898
  • Commissioned, USS Piscataqua (Fleet Tug No. 49), 18 June 1898, LCDR. Nathan E. Niles in command
  • Designated (AT-49), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 10 April 1922, at Cavite, P.I.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 4 August 1930
  • Sold, 7 January 1931, to Rograciano Rodriquez, at Manila, converted to a barge
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 854 t.
    Length 149'
    Beam 28' 7"
    Draft 12'
    Speed 16 kts.
    Complement 58
    Armament two 3-pdr
    Propulsion steam

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    Merchant Service
    Piscataqua 59k The American commercial tug W.H. Brown, underway, circa 1897 or 1898 prior to entering Naval service as Piscataqua.
    US Navy photo # NH 43685 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    USS Piscataqua (AT-49)
    Piscataqua 37k USS Piscataqua underway. Fine screen halftone reproduction of a photograph taken in 1899. Copied from "The New Navy of the United States", by N.L. Stebbins, (New York, 1912). Donation of David Shadell.
    US Navy photo # NH 103626 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Piscataqua 80k USS Piscataqua at right and USS Wompatuck, at left, at Algiers, Algeria, circa January 1901, while en route from the U.S. to the Philippines. The original print was a halftoned image. Photo courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
    US Navy photo # NH 83867 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Ramon Jackson
    Piscataqua 71k USS Piscataqua off Olongapo Naval Station, Philippine Islands, prior to 1920. Photo courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1978.
    US Navy photo # NH 96964 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Piscataqua 53k USS Piscataqua at Guam, circa the 1910s. The original image was printed on postal card ("AZO") stock. The reverse of the original card bears the inscription "Joe Chapman was on this ship going to Guam W.W. I". Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2006.
    US Navy photo # NH 103638 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Piscataqua 72k View of the waterfront at Olongapo Naval Station, Philippine Island, circa 1914-1916. Ships present are (from left to right):
    USS Monadnock (Monitor # 3);
    USS Monterey (Monitor # 6);
    USS Bainbridge (Destroyer # 1);
    USS Decatur (Destroyer # 5);
    USS Pampanga (Gunboat # 39); and
    USS Piscataqua.
    Collection of C.A. Shively, 1978.
    US Navy photo # NH 88559 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Piscataqua 45k Asiatic Fleet Ships dressed with flags in honor of George Washington's Birthday, 22 February 1915, probably in a Philippine Islands harbor. The three ships in the distance are (from left to right):
    USS Cincinnati (Cruiser # 7);
    USS Piscataqua; and
    USS Dale (Destroyer # 4).
    From the collection of C.A. Shively.
    US Navy photo # NH 103623 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Piscataqua 82k USS Piscataqua at Manila, Philippine Islands, circa 1920.
    US Navy photo # unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.com
    Mike Green

    USS Piscataqua (AT-49)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Niles, Nathan Errick USN (68)18 June 1898 - 6 October 1898
     Mate Vennard, John Louis (In Ordinary)6 October 1898 - 13 November 1900
    02LCDR. Bartlett, Charles Ward12 November 1900 - 16 April 1901
    03LT. Field, Harry Ashby, USN (83) ;RADM16 April 1901 - 9 August 1902
    04LCDR. Carter, Fidelio Sharps, USN (75)9 August 1902 - 3 November 1902
    05BOSN. Anderson, Andrew3 November 1902 - 30 June 1904
    06BOSN. Allen, Edward30 June 1904 - 31 January 1907
    07BOSN. King, Nelson Ransom31 January 1907 - 13 April 1909
    08LCDR. Pippo, Francis Alvin13 April 1909 - 21 October 1911
    09LT. Sears, Arthur Wesley23 October 1911 - 12 March 1912
    10LT. Wallace, Stephen Winchester12 March 1912 - 10 July 1913
    11LT. Treadwell, Lawrence Penfield10 July 1913 - 24 October 1914
    12ENS. Koehler, Hugo William24 October 1914 - 5 April 1915
    13BOSN. Derrington, William5 April 1915 - 21 October 1917
    14CHBOSN. Hudson, Henry21 October 1917 - 22 August 1921
    15BOSN. McMeekin, John Russell22 August 1921 - 10 April 1922
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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    Last Updated 10 October 2014