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Nahant (SP 1250)
Harbor Tug:The second Nahant was built in 1913 as John F. Harlan by John H. Dialogue, Camden, NJSold to E.F. Luckenbach of New York, NY and renamed Luckenbach No. 4Acquired by the Navy 1 December 1917Commissioned USS Nahant (SP 1250), 12 December 1917Decommissioned in 1920Transferred to the City of New York Police Department and renamed Service No. 2 and John F. HarlanReturned to U.S. Navy custody in 1928Struck from the Naval Register 27 September 1928Sold 24 December 1928 to Joseph O'Boyle of New YorkEnrolled under the Gotham Marine Corp. of New York, renamed Gotham and managed by the Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co. of Detroit, MISold in 1940 to the Lakehead Transportation Co., Ltd. of Fort William, Ontario, CanadaSold in 1942 to Great Lakes Lumber and Shipping, Ltd. of Fort William and renamed W. E. HuntRenamed Thomas J. ScullyRenamed Good Fortune in 1961Sold in 1961 to Diesel Sales and Service (Burlington), Ltd. of Burlington, Ontario, CanadaSold in 1962 to Harold P. Wright of Hamilton, Ontario, CanadaScrapped in 1962 by the Steel Co. of Canada, Ltd., Hamilton.
SpecificationsDisplacement 405 t.Length 134' 7"Beam 26'Draft 14' 7"Speed 13 kts.Complement 38Armament: One 3"/50 mount and two machine gunsPropulsion: One single ended boiler, one 950hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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|USS Nahant (SP 1250)
||Photographed circa 1917
U.S. Navy photo NH 102046
|Original photo: Naval Historical Center
Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
|W. E. Hunt
||Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
|01||ENS Carlton S. Westcott, USNRF||1918|
|02||LTJG Carl A. Peterson, USNRF||1919|
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Nahant, a harbor tug built in 1913 by John H. Dialogue, Camden, N.J., as Luckenbach No. 4 was acquired by the Navy from Luckenbach Steamship Co., Inc., New York City 1 December 1917 and commissioned 12 December 1917.
Operating in the 3rd Naval District, Nahant performed towing tasks in New York Harbor during her Naval career. Decommissioning early in 1920, Nahant was transferred to the City of New York and served the Police Department as Service No. 2 and as John F. Harlan. Returned to the Navy in 1928, Nahant was struck from the Naval Register 27 September 1928 and sold to Joseph O'Boyle of New York City 24 December 1928.
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