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USS Sebago (YT-23)
USS Tacoma (1898 - 1900)

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District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by by John H. Dialogue & Son, Camden, NJ (YN 326)
  • Completed as the steam tug Hortense (ON 96227),1893
  • Purchased by the Navy from O'Connor & Smoot, Galveston, TX, 30 April 1898
  • Renamed Tacoma and placed in service in 1898
  • Commissioned, 18 July 1898, LT John S. Watters commanding
  • Decommissioned, 03 September 1898
  • Renamed Sebago to clear name for new cruiser of that name, January 1900
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-23), 17 July 1920
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 03 December 1936
  • Sold for scrapping to B.J. Maier, Philadelphia, PA, 25 January 1937
    Displacement 130 tons
    Length 99'
    Beam 21'
    Draft unknown
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 22
    Armament one 6-pdr
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Sebago 69k Tacoma, probably off the Pensacola Navy Yard, Pensacola, FL, 1898. Note 6-pounder Driggs-Schroeder gun at her bow. This tug was renamed Sebago in 1900.
    US Navy photo NH 43688 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center

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    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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