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Nyack (YT-19)
Nyack (1918 - 1920)
Sioux (1898 - 1918)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Iron-hulled Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia PA (YN 849)
  • Completed for Moran Towing, New York, NY as the tug P.H. Wise (ON 150575)
  • Purchased by the Navy, 25 March 1898
  • Placed in service as Sioux, March 1898, ENS Walter R. Gherardi commanding
  • Renamed Nyack, 20 February 1918
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-19), 17 July 1920
  • Placed out of service and sold to William S. Nolan, 18 July 1921
  • Resold to Daniel J. Boylan, Boston MA and placed in service as tug P.H. Wise
  • Sold to New York owners and renamed J. Vincent O'Brien, 1926
  • Sold to Taylor & Anderson Towing, Philadelphia, and renamed J.M. Taylor, 1933
  • Sold to Guatemalan buyers and departed Philadelphia, 25 August 1966
  • Final disposition, unknown
    Displacement 155 tons
    Length 84' 6"
    Beam 19'
    Draft 8' (mean)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament two 1-pdrs, one machine gun
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    USS Sioux
    Saturn 55k Sioux alongside USS Saturn off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., August 1900
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 44072
    Algonquin 79k Sioux, Algonquin and Leyden in port, circa April 1898. Halftone photo, published in "War in Cuba, 1898." Note sailors rowing a small boat in right foreground.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 85645, courtesy of Alfred Cellier, 1977.
    Sioux 204k Sioux assisting Virginia (Battleship No. 13) as she departed Boston Navy Yard for Mexican waters, probably in April 1914.
    Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection, accession number 08_06_004994 (cropped)
    Dave Wright
    Merchant Service
    Sioux 599k J.M. Taylor on the Delaware River, 1934 Dave Boone
    Sioux 585k J.M. Taylor, now dieselized, moored at Philadelphia sometime in the 1950s. Dave Boone

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

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