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YT-18 (1942 - 1944)
Nottoway (YT-18) (1918 - 1942)
Accomac (Harbor Tug #18) (1898 - 1918)
Algonquin (Harbor Tug #18) (1898)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Oscar - Sierra
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Spanish Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal
Bottom Row - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Steam Tug:
  • Built by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA (YN 2)
  • Launched, 12 January 1891
  • Delivered to Southern Pacific's Morgan Line as tug El Toro (ON 136196), 20 May 1891
  • Purchased by the Navy, 26 March 1898
  • Commissioned USS Algonquin, 02 April 1898, ENS Walter S. Crosley commanding
  • Renamed USS Accomac, 15 June 1898
  • Renamed Nottoway, 01 August 1918
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-18), 17 July 1920
  • Name canceled, 05 October 1942
  • Redesignated the unnamed District Harbor Tug Small YTL-18, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, 03 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • Sold to Arthur M. Hall, Boston MA, 15 Oct 1946
  • Sold to Norfolk Dredging Co., Norfolk VA, dieselized, and renamed Virginia, 1950
  • Sank at pier during hurricane; salvaged and sold to Harbor Towing Co., Baltimore MD, 1960
  • Again sank at pier, salvaged and sold, January 1976
  • Acquired by Jesse Simpkins, Norfolk VA and renamed Wa Hoo, late 1970s
  • Final disposition, scrapped at Norfolk, November 1982
    Displacement 187 tons
    Length 81' 5"
    Beam 18' 10"
    Draft 8' 5"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament one 6mm Colt Machine Gun (1898)
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Massasoit 423k Algonquin at the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, circa April 1898. Note 6mm Colt Machine Gun and 13-star boat flag aft, and horse cart on pier.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-19-24-1, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Massasoit 763k Algonquin, (renamed Accomac on 15 June 1898 and Nottoway in 1920); Leyden; and Sioux, (renamed Nyack in 1918), in port, circa April 1898. Halftone photo, published in War in Cuba, 1898. Note sailors rowing a small boat in right foreground.
    US Navy photo # NH 85645 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, Courtesy of Alfred Cellier, 1977.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Massasoit 609k Nottoway underway, probably off Boston in the 1920s.
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 44762
    US Naval Historical Center
    Massasoit 180k Nottoway (YT-18) moored at Boston, 05 May 1931. The liner Leviathan, formerly Navy transport ID-1326 in World War One, appropriately dominates the background.
    Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection, accession number 08_06_006041.
    Dave Wright
    Massasoit 150k Nottoway (YT-18) alongside USS Constitution at Boston Navy Yard, date unknown (but probably 1931).
    Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection, accession number 08_06_007670 (cropped).
    Dave Wright
    Massasoit 436k Nottoway and Boston FD fireboat Angus J. McDonald fight the Mystic Wharf fire at Pier 46, Charlestown, 07 June 1938.
    Photo from the Boston Globe, 08 June 1938.
    Dave Wright

    USS Nottoway (YT-18)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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    Last Updated 17 December 2018