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Wahneta (YT-1)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
World War I Victory Medal (with Minesweeper clasp)

Wahneta Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by City Point Iron Works, Boston, MA
  • Authorized, 02 March 1889
  • Contract signed, 20 December 1890 (contract price $32,438)
  • Laid down, April 1891
  • Launched, 03 March 1892
  • Placed in service as Wahneta (Harbor Tug No. 1), 16 April 1892
  • Assigned to 5th Naval District at Norfolk Navy Yard, 1892-1922
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-1), 17 July 1920
  • Placed out of service, 04 August 1922
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Norfolk Lighterage Co. and renamed Carl D. Colonna (ON 222777), 06 December 1922
  • Acquired by Wood Towing Corp., Norfolk, VA, 1936
  • Renamed Roanoke, 1939
  • Acquired by Curtis Bay Towing, 1951
  • Final Disposition, broken up, 1963
    Displacement 192 tons
    Length 92'6" waterline, 96'8" overall
    Beam 20'11"
    Draft 8'0"
    Speed 11.5 knots
    Complement 9
    Armament 2-1pdrs, 1 machine gun
    one vertical triple expansion steam engine (13-20-31.5 x 24)
    single propeller, 300ihp
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    Wahneta 432k Wahneta (Harbor Tug #1) moored to the seawall at Norfolk Navy Yard, 23 February 1915.
    Cropped from National Archives photo from RG 181, Photographs of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, local identifier 181-V-1035, NA identifier 52556853
    Dave Wright
    Wahneta 47k ex-Wahneta (Harbor Tug #1) in merchant service as Carl D. Colonna bringing a waterlogged schooner into port, circa 1934.
    Courtesy Norfolk Public Library (cropped from Sargeant Memorial Collection photo #smc-vp-fn0002223-010)
    Dave Wright

    Wahneta (YT-1)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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