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Criccieth served the Navies of Great Britain and the United States


  • Built in 1905 as Conqueror by Cox and Co., Ltd., Falmouth, England for Swansea Steam Tug Co. of Swansea, Wales
  • Launched 16 September 1905
  • Completed in November 1905
  • Acquired in 1906 by the Steam Tug Conqueror Ltd. of Swansea
  • Renamed Criccieth in 1917
  • Acquired by the Admiralty in February 1915 as a boom defense vessel
  • Acquired by the U.S. Navy in April 1918 at Devenport, England and commissioned the same day
  • Decommissioned 15 October 1919 and returned to the Admiralty at Swansea
  • Returned in March 1920 to the Steam Tug Conqueror Ltd. of Swansea
  • Acquired in 1920 by France, Fenwick Tyne and Wear Co., Ltd. of Newcastle, England
  • Sold in March 1958 to the British Iron and Steel Corp. and scrapped by C. W. Dorkin, Ltd, of Gatehead, Scotland.


  • Displacement 102 t.
  • Length 90.4'
  • Beam 17.9'
  • Draft 9.8'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Propulsion: One boiler, one Cox and Co., Falmouth 2-cylinder compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Criccieth 77k Photo courtesy of Eddie Frost Tyne Tugs and Tug Builders

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Augustus W. Connor, USNRFApril 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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