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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
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
Displacement 212 tons
Length 96'9" waterline, 107' overall
Draft 9' (mean)
Speed 13 knots
Complement 1 offcer, 11 enlisted (1889)
Propulsion steam triple expansion (13"-21"-22" x 24"), single screw
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||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.
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||ex-Triton (Harbor Tug No. 10) in merchant service as J. Rich Steers, date and location unknown.
Photo from wreckhunter.net.
||ex-Triton (Harbor Tug No. 10) in merchant service as Gwendoline Steers, date and location unknown.
View the Triton (YT-10)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not Applicable to this Vessel
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 21 September 2015
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