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USS Hercules (YT-13)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Steam Tug:
  • Built by John H. Dialogue & Son, Camden, NJ (YN 281)
  • Completed as Hercules (ON 95943) for Peter Wright & Son, Philadelphia PA, 1888
  • Purchased by the Navy from Standard Oil Co., 25 April 1889
  • Commissioned, USS Hercules, date unknown
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-13), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 17 December 1931
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 04 December 1936
  • Sold for commercial service as Hercules to Atlantic Construction Corp., Norfolk, VA, 25 January 1937
  • Sold to Bray Navigation, Wilmington, DE, 1940
  • Sold to Curtis M. Hutchins, New York, NY, 1942
  • Sold to Coppedge Towing, Jacksonville, FL, 1949
  • Sold to Florida Towing Corp., Jacksonville FL, 1950s
  • Final dispostion, fate unknown (still active 1971)
    Displacement 198 tons
    Length 101'
    Beam 20' 6"
    Draft 9'
    Speed 12 knots
    Complement (unknown)
    Armament (unknown)
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Hercules 231k Hercules and Mohawk moored at Norfolk with an unidentified transport dominating the background, circa 1917-1919. Dave Wright

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