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Wompatuck (YT-27) (1931 - 1938)
USS Wompatuck (YT-27) (1920 - 1931)
USS Wompatuck (1898 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Quebec - November
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Spanish Campaign Medal
Second Row - Philippines Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal - American Defense Service Medal (with Fleet clasp)

Iron-hulled Steam Tug:
  • Built by Harlan & Hollingsworth, Wilmington, DE (YN 280)
  • Completed as the steam tug Atlas (ON 107246) for Standard Oil Co. of New York, 1896
  • Acquired by the Navy, 04 April 1898
  • Commissioned USS Wompatuck at New York Navy Yard, 06 April 1898, LT Charles W. Jungen commanding
  • Decommissioned at New York Navy Yard, 15 October 1898
  • Recommissioned, 12 November 1900
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-27), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 31 July 1931
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 February 1938
  • Laid up at Cavite awaiting disposal, 1938-1941
  • Withdrawn from the sale list for conversion to a self-propelled diesel oil barge, 09 July 1941
  • Redesignated YO-64, 09 October 1941
  • Final Disposition, conversion never completed and likely abandoned or scuttled at Cavite Navy Yard, late December 1941
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 April 1944
    Displacement 323 tons
    Length 130'
    Beam 25' 6"
    Draft 12' (mean)
    Speed unknown
    Complement 28
    one 3-pdr
    two 6-pdrs
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Wompatuck 112k USS Wompatuck underway, location unknown, 21 April 1899.
    US National Archives, Photo # 19-N-14192, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green
    Wompatuck 897k USS Wompatuck underway, date and location unknown Dan Wilmes
    Piscataqua 80k USS Wompatuck at left and USS Piscataqua at right, at Algiers, Algeria, circa January 1901, while en route from the U.S. to the Philippines. The original print was a halftone image. Photo courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
    US Navy photo # NH 83867 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Ramon Jackson
    Wompatuck 67k The hulk of Wompatuck moored off Naval Hospital, Canacao, circa 1941. The other vessel may be one of the three local cargo vessels taken over as YAG-2/4.
    Cropped from an International News press photo.
    Dave Wright

    USS Wompatuck (YT-27) / YO-64
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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