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USS Sciota (ATO-30)
International Radio Call Sign:
USS Sciota (AT-30) (1920 - 1944)
USS Sciota (Fleet Tug No 30) (1919 - 1920)
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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)
Beam 34' 10"
Draft 15' 10" (lim)
Speed 10.t kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
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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||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 Shipscribe.com.
||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.
USS Sciota (AT-30 / ATO-30)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|01||LT. Carter, Beverly Ernest, USN||16 August 1940 - January 1941|
|02||LTjg. Brown, William Ruben, USN||January 1941 - 16 October 1944|
|03||LT. Berg, Kenneth Leroy, USN||16 October 1944 - 31 August 1945|
|04||LT. Anto, John, USN||31 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
Last Updated 3 January 2014
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