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USS Sciota (ATO-30)
USS Sciota (AT-30) (1920 - 1944)
USS Sciota (Fleet Tug No 30) (1919 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Victor - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Tadousac Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 30 November1918 as Watauga at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton , WA.
  • Renamed Sciota, date unknown
  • Launched, 11 June 1919
  • Commissioned USS Sciota (Fleet Tug No. 30), 13 November 1919
  • Decommissioned, 21 December 1926, at Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Recommissioned, 16 August 1940
  • Designated Fleet Tug (AT-30), 17 July 1920
  • Reclassified, Fleet Tug Old (ATO-29), 15 May 1944
  • Decommissioned, 16 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,000 t. 1182 t. (lim)
    Length 156'8"
    Beam 34' 10"
    Draft 15' 10" (lim)
    Speed 10.t kts. (trial)
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    5 officers
    56 enlisted
    Armament 2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Fuel Capacity NSFO 1,615 Bbls
    one Globe Iron Works vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Scotch single end boilers, 200psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ship's service generators

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    Sciota 105k USS Sciota (AT-30) at anchor, circa 1920s. Sciota was assigned to the 15th Naval District in the Canal Zone from 1920 to 1933, when she was laid up at Philadelphia until 1940. Although not assigned to aviation duty, she is here carrying an aircraft that may have been based at the Coco Solo Naval Air Station. The side number on the aircraft is 8-T-20.
    U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo # Unknown a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Mike Green
    Sciota 100k USS Sciota (AT-30) resting on keel blocks after being raised, 4 March 1925. Apparently Sciota sunk while in the canal in March 1925,
    US National Archives RG 17, photo # Unknown.
    Ron Reeves

    USS Sciota (AT-30 / ATO-30)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Carter, Beverly Ernest, USN16 August 1940 - January 1941
    02LTjg. Brown, William Ruben, USNJanuary 1941 - 16 October 1944
    03LT. Berg, Kenneth Leroy, USN16 October 1944 - 31 August 1945
    04LT. Anto, John, USN31 August 1945 - 16 January 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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    Last Updated 3 January 2014