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USS Massasoit (YT-15)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Steam Tug:
  • Built by Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia, PA (YN 906)
  • Delivered to Moran Towing, New York, NY as tugboat A.W. Booth (ON 107350), 1898
  • Acquired by the Navy, 25 April 1898
  • Commissioned USS Massasoit, 21 June 1898, LT Alfred Reynolds commanding
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-15), 17 July 1920
  • Placed in inactive status, 18 September 1930
  • Decommissioned at Norfolk, 07 February 1931
  • Placed in ordinary at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1933
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 December 1936
  • Sold to Herman Spector, Philadelphia, PA, 25 January 1937
  • Placed in service with S.C. Loveland of Philadelphia as tug W.H. Hoodless, 1937
  • Sold to Gallagher Bros. Sand & Gravel, 1941
  • Stripped to hull, 1949
  • Final fate, unknown
    Displacement 202 tons
    Length 89' 5"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement (unknown)
    Armament one 1-pdr
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    NH 550
    111k USS Massasoit is visible in this view of USS Remlik (SP-157) looking aft from the superstructure, showing a three-inch gun and the steering wheel. Photographed at the Norfolk Navy Yard, VA., circa 1919.US Navy photos # NH 550 and NH 551 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. US Naval Historical Center
    NH 551

    USS Massasoit (YT-15)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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