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YT-3 Narkeeta

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Wahneta Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, in April 1891, at City Point Iron Works, Boston, MA.
  • Launched, 11 February 1892
  • Commissioned USS Narkeeta (Harbor Tug No. 3) 14 April 1892, at Navy Yard Boston, MA.
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-3), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, April 1923
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Sold, 28 October 1926, to Joseph F. O’Boyle
  • Final Disposition (fate unknown)
    Displacement 192 t.
    Length 92'6"
    Beam 21'
    Draft 8'
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Complement 9
    two 1pdrs
    one machine gun
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Narkeeta 160k Narkeeta (Harbor Tug No.3) with an experimental "brickwork" camouflage scheme in 1892. 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, N.Y. 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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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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