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USS Bay Spring (AT-60) (1921 - 1940)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Sierra - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Fleet Tug
  • A single screw, steel hulled tug built in 1920 by Providence Engineering Co., Providence, R. I.
  • Acquired from the United States Shipping Board (USSB), 28 September 1921
  • Commissioned USS Bay Spring (AT-60), 10 November 1921 at New York Navy Yard, Lt. Frederick Muller in command
  • Decommissioned, 23 November 1926, at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet Philadelphia
  • Reclassified Non-self Propelled Gate Vessel YNg-19, 7 October 1940
  • Placed in service, 31 January 1941
  • Placed out of service, 25 August 1944, at Boston, MA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 16 September 1944
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration, 3 May 1946 for disposal
  • Sold to Barnett Shipping Co., Battery Place, New York City, N.Y., for $3,000, resold to O. C. Webster, Georgetown, Cayman Islands,
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1958
    Displacement 775 t.
    Length 150'
    Beam 27' 8"
    Draft 14' 1"
    Speed 11 kts
    Complement 39
    Propulsion system unknown

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    Bay Spring 115k USS Bay Spring (AT-60) date and location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 56322, courtesy
    Mike Green

    USS Bay Spring (AT-60) / YNg-19
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Muller, Frederick10 November 1921 - 15 February 1925
    02CHBOSN. James, Thomas15 February 1925 - 23 November 1926
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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