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Wompatuck (YT-27) (1931 - 1938)
USS Wompatuck (YT-27) (1920 - 1931)
USS Wompatuck (1898 - 1920)
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Withdrawn from the sale list for conversion to a self-propelled diesel oil barge, 09 July 1941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
Beam 25' 6"
Draft 12' (mean)
Propulsion steam, single screw
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||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.
||USS Wompatuck underway, date and location unknown
||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.
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
Last Updated 22 January 2016
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