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Narkeeta (YT-3)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
World War I Victory Medal

Wahneta Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Built at City Point Iron Works, Boston, MA
  • Authorized, 02 March 1889
  • Laid down, April 1891
  • Launched, 11 February 1892
  • Commissioned Narkeeta (Harbor Tug No. 3) at Boston Navy Yard, 14 April 1892
  • Assigned to 3rd Naval District at New York, 1892-1923
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-3), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, April 1923
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Sold to Joseph F. O’Boyle, New York, NY, 28 October 1926
  • Resold to Card Towing Co., New York, NY and renamed Edward L. Card (ON 226154), 1927
  • Final disposition, scrapped about 1941-42
    Displacement 192 tons
    Length 92'6"
    Beam 21'
    Draft 8'
    Speed 11.5 knots
    Complement 9
    two 1pdrs
    one machine gun
    one single-ended triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine (12½-20-32 x 24)
    one coal-fired boiler
    single propeller, 450shp
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    Narkeeta 160k Narkeeta (Harbor Tug No.3) with an experimental "brickwork" camouflage scheme in 1917. Black stripes on the white background produced a soft gray effect at moderate distances. Larger black patches were applied to those areas which usually reflected light. Visibility of the ship was reduced when the light was behind the observer.
    US Naval Institute photo.
    Stan Svec
    Hancock 58k Narkeeta (Harbor Tug No.3) passing along the piers at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY. In the background moored to a pier is the transport Hancock. Beyond Hancock is a smokestack of Baltimore (C-3), then laid up in reserve, the Executive Office, then the Marine Barracks. Note that Hancock's sides, amidships and aft, have been built up for receiving ship service.
    US Navy photo # NH 93996 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Courtesy of M.S. Brainard, 1982.
    Robert Hurst

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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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