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USS Uncas (YT-110)
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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
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 441 t.
    Length 119' 8"
    Beam 25'
    Draft 12' (mean)
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 16
    Armament one 1-pdr, one mg
    Propulsion
    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.
    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
    Mike Green

    USS Uncas (AT-51 / YT-110)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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    Last Updated 18 April 2014