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Pentucket (YT-8)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Boston Navy Yard, Boston MA
  • Authorized, 01 July 1902
  • Laid down, 29 January 1903
  • Launched, 16 July 1903
  • Placed in service as Pentucket (Harbor Tug No. 8), 1904
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-8), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 13 July 1933
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 December 1936
  • Sold to Palin Water and Tanning Co., Inc., New York, NY, 25 January 1937
  • Placed in service as tug Pentucket (ON 235884), 1937
  • Final Disposition, dismantled 1954
    Specifications:
    Displacement 230 tons
    Length 92'6"'
    Beam 21' 1"
    Draft 9' 2"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 9
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Pentucket 67k Pentucket (Harbor Tug No. 8) underway in Boston Harbor, MA, 20 January 1904. Note ice on the water.
    US Navy photo # NH 43501 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Pentucket 101k Pentucket (Harbor Tug No. 8) off Rosebank, Staten Island, NY, with the parade company from Dolphin on board. Photographed on a Memorial Day prior to World War I. The original image was printed on postal card ("VELOX") stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 103283 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2005.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Pentucket 100k Pentucket (YT-8) in port, with another tug inboard, circa the 1920s.
    US Navy photo # NH 43692 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Commercial Service
    Pentucket 77k ex-Pentucket (YT-8) in civilian service, assisting an unidentified vessel, date and location unknown. Dave Boone

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    No Information Available
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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