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Penacook (YT-6) (1920 - 1944)
Penacook (Harbor Tug # 6) (1898 - 1920)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal
Bottom Row - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Authorized, 03 March 1897
  • Laid down, 08 February 1898
  • Launched, 29 October 1898
  • Placed in service as Penacook (Harbor Tug No. 6), 1898
  • Assigned to 1st Naval District, stationed at Portsmouth Navy Yard, 1898-1945
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-6), 17 July 1920
  • Name dropped (date unknown)
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium (YTM-6), 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Sold, 12 August 1947
  • Sold to Downer Towing Corp., New York, NY, renamed Downer (ON 253622), 1947
  • Rebuilt and dieselized at Wiley Manufacturing, Port Deposit, MD, September 1951
  • Sold to Gallagher Bros. Sand & Gravel Co., New York, NY and renamed Peter C. Gallagher, 1952
  • Sold to Hampton Scows, Inc., New York, NY, 1961
  • Sold to Neptune Lines, New York, 1960s
  • Final disposition, sank at pier, west side Manhattan, NY, 16 August 1998; later broken up in situ
    Specifications:
    Displacement 230 tons
    Length 92'6"
    Beam 21'1"
    Draft 9'
    Speed 12 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Penacook 82k Penacook (Harbor Tug No. 6) underway during the early 1900s.
    US Navy photo # NH 43698 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Penacook 67k Penacook (Harbor Tug No. 6) underway In an East Coast harbor, circa the 1900-1915 era.
    US Navy photo # NH 103285 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005..
    US Naval Historical Center
    Penacook 54k Penacook (Harbor Tug No. 6) dressed with flags for a holiday, circa 1901-1902, probably at the U.S. Naval Station, Port Royal, South Carolina.
    US Navy photo # NH 103419 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Raymond Hunter.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Penacook 69k Penacook (Harbor Tug No. 6) underway during a trip from Port Royal Naval Station, South Carolina, to Savannah, Georgia, circa 1901-1902.
    US Navy photo # NH 103417 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Raymond Hunter.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Penacook 77k Penacook (Harbor Tug No. 6) alongside a coal barge, circa 1901-1902, probably at the U.S. Naval Station, Port Royal, South Carolina.
    US Navy photo # NH 103418 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Raymond Hunter.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Penacook 91k Penacook (YT-6) towing the sunken submarine Squalus (SS-192), 12 August 1939, after Squalus had been lifted off the sea bottom and supported by salvage pontoons. Wandank (AT-26) and Penacook (YT-6) are towing, while Falcon (ASR-2) acted as restraining ship. There are groups of three pontoons each visible on the surface at the submerged submarine's bow and stern. One more pontoon was underwater at the bow and three more at the stern.
    US Navy photo # NH 57509 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Commercial Service
    Penacook 111k ex-Penacook (YT-6) in merchant service as Neptune Line tug Peter C. Gallagher, underway in New York harbor, May 1964. Photo copyright Francis Palmer. Dave Boone
    Penacook 271k ex-Penacook (YT-6) in merchant service as Neptune Line tug Peter C. Gallagher, moored pierside at New York, 27 April 1968. Photographer unknown. Dave Boone
    Penacook 276k

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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