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USCGC Tioga (WYT 74)

Tioga call sign (1935):
Nan - Roger - King - Zebra

ex-USCGC Calumet

Calumet call sign (1895):
George - Vice - Dog - Rush

ex-USRC Calumet

Calumet served the Revenue Cutter Service, the U. S. Navy and the Coast Guard.

Harbor Cutter/Tug:

  • Built in 1894 by Bellís Steam Engine Works, Buffalo, NY
  • Commissioned USRC Calumet 18 October 1894
  • Transferred to the Navy during the Spanish American War
  • Returned to the Revenue Cutter Service
  • Transferred again to the Navy 6 April 1917
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 28 August 1919
  • Renamed USCGC Tioga in 1934
  • Transferred to the Navy for a third time during World War II
  • Designated WYT-74
  • Decommissioned 14 October 1946
  • Sold 22 March 1947 to the New Haven Towing Co. of New York, NY and renamed John F. Drews
  • Sold in 1950 to the Whaling City Dredge and Dock Corp. of Groton, CT
  • Caught fire in 1950 off New Haven, CT in Long Island Sound while being towed to Groton, CT. Her wooden cabins and superstructure burned off. Rebuilt and converted to diesel
  • Sold in 1958 to C.A. Pitts General Contractor, Ltd. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Sold in 1962 to the Merritt-Chapman and Scott Corp. of Cleveland, OH
  • Sold in 1967 to the Dunbar and Sullivan Dredging Co. of Detroit, MI and renamed William J. Dugan
  • Renamed Spanky Paine
  • Currently a derelict in Homer Boat Harbor, Homer, AK.


  • Displacement 123 t.
    1933 - 170 t.
    1945 - 190 t.
  • Length 94' 6"
  • Beam 20' 6"
  • Draft 9' 6"
    1919 - 10' 8"
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 14
    1919 - 10
  • Propulsion: One "Ward Pattern" boiler, one fore-and-aft vertical compound-reciprocating steam engine, one shaft
    1950 - Converted to diesel engine.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USRC Calumet
    Calumet 327k Original photo: Photo from the 1914 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Replacement photo: 10 January 1932
    Courtesy of the Coast Guard Tug Association
    Robert Hurst
    USCGC Tioga (WYT 74)
    Calumet 229k 19 April 1943
    Underway off New York City
    Photo copied by Bill Davis
    Courtesy of the Coast Guard Tug Association
    Robert Hurst
    Tug William J. Dugan
    Calumet 84k Cleveland, OH Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

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