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USS Leyden

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Spanish Campaign Medal

District Harbor Tug (Screw Steamer):
  • Laid down, date unknown, by James Tetlow, Chelsea, MA.
  • Launched in 1865
  • Commission as the Harbor Tug USS Leyden, date unknown
  • Assigned to Boston Navy Yard, 1866 to 1879
  • Assigned to Portsmouth N.H. Navy Yard, 1879 to 1897
  • Assigned to Navy Base Newport, R.I., 1897 to 1898
  • During the Spanish American War USS Leyden operated off Cuba, 1898 to 1903
  • Final Disposition, founderd in heavy seas off Block Island, 21 January 1903
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Displacement 35t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament 2 guns
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Leyden 83k USS Leyden moored pierside, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo # NH 265 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Leyden
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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