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Tasco (SP 502)


Salvage Tug/Minesweeper:

  • Built in 1907 at New London, CT
  • Acquired by the Navy 4 August 1917
  • Commissioned 29 September 1917
  • Struck from the Navy list 22 May 1919 and returned to her owner
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 319 t.
  • Length 109'
  • Beam 32' 4"
  • Draft 10' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 16
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 750hp verticle compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Tasco 100k In port on a winter day, probably prior to her World War I era Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102909
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS H. F. Moran, USNRF1918
    02LTJG David J. Hunt, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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