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Asher J. Hudson (SP 3104)
Yuma (YT 37)


Asher J. Hudson, was originally a civilian harbor tug of the same name. Built in 1891 by John H. Dialogue and Sons, Camden, New Jersey; Acquired by the Navy, 24 July 1918 from the Alabama Coal Transport co., New Orleans, LA; Reclassified SP-3104 and commissioned USS Asher J. Hudson (SP 3104), 1 August 1918 at Naval Station New Orleans, LA; Reclassified YT-37, 17 July 1920; Renamed Yuma, 24 November 1920; Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 30 March 1921; Reverted to her original name and sold, 5 August 1921 to the Crown Coal and Towing Co., New Orleans, LA; Resold, (date unknown), to the Sabine Towing Co., Port Arthur, TX. Her name disappeared from the merchant registers about 1963. Fate unknown.
Specifications: Displacement 136 t.; Length 92'; Beam 21'; Draft 10' 3"; Speed 11 kts; Complement 17; Armament two 3-pounders, one machine gun; Propulsion steam, single screw.
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Asher J. Hudson 79k Probably photographed at New Orleans, Louisiana, circa 1918. Note carved eagle on her foremast, just forward of the pilothouse. Such eagles were common decorations on contemporary tugs. The original photograph is in Record Group 19-LCM in the National Archives.
USN Photograph NH 95890
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