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USS Seminole (II)

District Harbor Tug (Screw Steamer):
  • The second Seminole was laid down in 1879 at Camden, N.J. as the iron-hulled screw tug Kate Jones
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 6 June 1898
  • Commission as the Harbor Tug USS Seminole, 23 July 1898
  • Assigned to Boston Navy Yard, 1898 to 1900
  • Decommissioned, 6 September 1898 and placed in service
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the War Department, 16 March 1900
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 122t.
    Length 102' 6"
    Beam 20'
    Draft 10' 7"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament 3 guns
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Seminole 74k Seminole moored at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA., 1898.
    US Navy photo # NH 77357 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Seminole
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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