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USS Algonquin
USS Accomac
Nottoway (YT-18)

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 in 1891, as the Steam Tug El Toro at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Doc, Co., Newport News, VA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Purchased by the Navy, 26 March 1898, from Sou then Pacific Railroad Co.
  • Renamed USS Algonquin, commissioned, 2 April 1898, ENS. Walter S. Crosley, in command
  • Renamed USS Accomac, 15 June 1898
  • Renamed Nottoway, 1 August 1918
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-18), 17 July 1920
  • Name canceled, 5 October 1942, redesignated the unnamed District Harbor Tug Small YTL-18
  • Placed out of service, 3 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • Sold,15 October 1946, to Mr. Arthur M. Hall, of Boston
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 187 t.
    Length 81' 5"
    Beam 18' 10"
    Draft 8' 5"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 10
    Armament one 6mm Colt Machine Gun
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Massasoit 70k 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 This tug was renamed Accomac on 15 June 1898, Nottoway in 1920, and YTL-18 during World War II.
    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.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Massasoit 79k 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

    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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