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USS Uncas (YT-110)
USS Uncas (AT-51) (1920 - 1921)
USS Uncas (Fleet Tug No. 51) (1898 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Spanish Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal (with Atlantic Fleet clasp)

Uncas Class Fleet Tug:
  • Built in 1893 as Walter A. Luckenbach at John Dialogue and Son, Camden, N.J.
  • Acquired by the Navy, 2 April 1898
  • Commissioned, USS Uncas (Fleet Tug No. 51), 6 April 1898, BOSN. Patrick Deery, in command
  • Designated (AT-51), 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated Yard Tug YT-110, 10 June 1921
  • Decommissioned, 6 June 1922, at Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 14 March 1922
  • Sold, 25 July 1922, to Wood Towing Corp., Norfolk, VA. for $15,000, renamed SS Joseph D. Wood
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 441 t.
    Length 119' 8"
    Beam 25'
    Draft 12' (mean)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 16
    Armament one 1-pdr, one mg
    one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    single propeller

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    Uncas 101k USS Uncas (Fleet Tug No. 51) anchored in Hampton Roads, VA., 12 June 1907.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-13217, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green
    Uncas 179k USS Uncas (Fleet Tug No. 51) and two unidentified vessels in dry dock at Portsmouth Navy Yard, circa 1908.
    Library of Congress photo # LC-D4-70505
    Mike Green
    Uncas 114k USS Uncas (Fleet Tug # 51) transferring mail to USS Texas (Battleship No.35) in heavy weather, 16 September 1914.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 4265, courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS Uncas (AT-51 / YT-110)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01BOSN. Deery, Patrick6 April 1898 - 3 October 1899
    02LT. Senn, Thomas Jones, USN (91) ;RADM3 October 1899 - 26 October 1900
    03BOSN. McLaughlin, John26 October 1900 - 5 December 1902
    04BOSN. Sandstrom, Ernest Victor5 December 1902 - 26 April 1907
    05CHBOSN. Wholtman, August26 April 1907 - 13 August 1909
    06BOSN. Emery, Peter13 August 1909 - 13 March 1911
    07BOSN. Drummond, William Joseph13 March 1911 - 9 May 1911
    08BOSN. Danner, John9 May 1911 - 16 June 1914
    09BMC. Wortman, Walter Joseph16 June 11 1914 - 16 December 1917
    10BOSN. Zucker, Julius, BOSN16 December 1917 - 1 October 1918
    11ENS.Cooper, Wallace1 October 1918 - 6 March 1922
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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