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Nahant (SP 1250)


Harbor Tug: Built in 1913 as Thomas J. Scully by John H. Dialogue, Camden, NJ; Sold to E.F. Luckenbach of New York, NY and renamed Luckenback No. 4; Acquired by the Navy, 1 December 1917; Commissioned USS Nahant (SP 1250), 12 December 1917; Decommissioned in 1920; Transferred to the City of New York Police Department and renamed Service No. 2 and John F. Harlan; Returned to U.S. Navy custody in 1928; Struck from the Naval Register, 27 September 1928; Sold 24 December 1928 to Joseph O'Boyle of New York; Enrolled under the Gotham Marine Corp. of New York, renamed Gotham and managed by the Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co. of Detroit, MI; Sold in 1940 to the Lakehead Transportation Co., Ltd. of Fort William, Ontario, Canada; Sold in 1942 to Great Lakes Lumber & Shipping, Ltd. of Fort William and renamed W. E. Hunt; Sold in 1961 to Great Lakes Lumber & Shipping, Ltd. of Fort William and renamed Good Fortune; Sold again in 1961 to Diesel Sales & Service (Burlington), Ltd. of Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Sold in 1962 to Harold P. Wright of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Scrapped in 1962 by the Steel Co. of Canada, Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario.

Specifications: Displacement 405 t.; Length 134' 7"; Beam 26'; Draft unknown; Speed unknown; Complement unknown; Armament one 3" and two
machine guns.


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USS Nahant (SP 1250)
Nahant 76k Photographed circa 1917.
U.S. Navy photo NH 102046
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W. E. Hunt
Nahant 92k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Nahant, a harbor tug built in 1913 by John H. Dialogue, Camden, N.J., as Luckenback No. 4 was acquired by the Navy from Luckenback 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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