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Alida (YT-102)

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Pusey & Jones Corporation, Wilmington, DE (YN 323)
  • Completed as the tug Alida (ON 202516)
  • Sold to government just prior to completion, October 19051
  • Stationed at Melville, RI, 1905 - 1921
  • Designated District Harbor Tug YT-102, 17 July 1920
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Sold, 19 March 1921
  • Registered to Patrick J. Cullnan, Chicago, IL, as tug Fred A. Britten, 1921
  • Sold to Franklin C. Sears, Traverse City, MI, renamed Frank Sears II, 1953
  • Sold to Dravo Corporation, 1954
  • Sold to Marine Iron & Shipbuilding Co., Duluth, MN, renamed Elliott B., 1957
  • Sold to Floating Equipment, Inc., Dulth, MN, renamed Sid Gernander, 1961
  • Renamed Robert M. Fraser, 1965
  • Sold to Clyde Fogg, reverted to old name Alida, circa 1978
  • Sold to Ken Christianson, Key West, Fl, renamed Sea Salvor, 1981
  • Seized off Puerto Rico with 56,000 pounds of marijuana aboard, June 1982
  • Lay derelict in San Juan harbor, circa 1982 - 1992
  • Sold to Titan Construction Enterprises, Isla Verde, PR, as Sea Salvor, 1992
  • Sank while moored to municipal pier, Fajardo, PR, 22 December 1995
  • Final disposition, still lying half-sunk at Fajardo in mid-2000s
    1. Sources stating she was acquired by the Navy in 1912 are disproven by comtemporary newspaper reports, which indicate she was purchased for the Navy's "department of equipment" just prior to completion. Perhaps not naval-manned until 1912?
    Displacement 79 gross tons, 53 net tons
    Length 69' waterline, 76' overall
    Beam 18'
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion steam, single screw, 240hp

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    Alida 75k Ex-Alida (YT-102) as Fred A. Britten, moored on Chicago River, 1946.
    Photo from Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Great State University
    Dave Wright
    Alida 64k Hulk of Sea Salvor, ex-Alida (YT-102), lying derelict at Fajardo, PR, circa 2000. Dave Wright

    View the Alida (YT-102)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    No Information Available
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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