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Triton (YT-10)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by John H. Dialogue, Camden, NJ (YN 287)
  • Completed for P. Dougherty & Co., Baltimore, MD as tug Douglass H. Thomas (ON 157229), 1888
  • Purchased by the Navy for $35,000, September 1889
  • Commissioned USS Triton (Harbor Tug No. 10), October 1889, ENS Homer Claude Poundstone commanding
  • Assigned to Washington Navy Yard, 1889-1930
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-10), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 1930
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 May 1930
  • Sold to J.S. Packard Dredging Co., Boston, MA and renamed Melrose, 15 September 1930
  • Sold to Steers Sand & Gravel Corp., New York, NY, renamed J. Rich Steers,, 1944
  • Renamed Gwendoline Steers, 1951
  • Sank with all hands after icing up in storm off Huntington, Long Island, NY, 30 December 1962
    Specifications:
    Displacement 212 tons
    Length 96'9" waterline, 107' overall
    Beam 20'9"
    Draft 9' (mean)
    Speed 13 knots
    Complement 1 offcer, 11 enlisted (1889)
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam triple expansion (13"-21"-22" x 24"), single screw

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    Triton 49k Triton (Harbor Tug No. 10) at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC, circa 1900.
    US Navy photo # NH 43693 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Triton 61k ex-Triton (Harbor Tug No. 10) in merchant service as J. Rich Steers, date and location unknown.
    Photo from wreckhunter.net.
    Dave Wright
    Triton 498k ex-Triton (Harbor Tug No. 10) in merchant service as Gwendoline Steers, date and location unknown. Dave Wright

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    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Gwendoline Steers
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