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ex-Luckenbach Tug No. 1 (SP 1232)

Barnegat served both the U. S. Navy and Army


  • The First Barnegat was built in 1891 as Luckenbach Tug No. 1 by John H. Dialogue, Camden, NJ
  • Acquired by the Navy 12 October 1917 and commissioned USS Luckenbach Tug No. 1 (SP 1232) the same day
  • Renamed Barnegat 30 October 1917
  • Decommissioned in November 1919
  • Laid up at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in February 1920
  • Transferred to the War Department 17 August 1920
  • Her named does not appear on the Federal Government list of vessels after 1923
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 900 t.
  • Length 138' 9"
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 15'
  • Speed 11.75 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount and two Colt machine guns
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 1,000hp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Paul Farley, USNRF12 October 1917
    02ENS John Alexander, USNRF1 January 1918
    03ENS Frank C. Moreland, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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