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Diligent (YT-113)

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, WI (USSB hull 2155)
  • Completed for US Shipping Board as tug Diligent (ON 218940), August 1919
  • Transferred from USSB to Navy, 30 April 1925
  • Acquired by the Navy, 30 April 1925
  • Commissioned USS Diligent (YT-113), 20 May 1925
  • Assigned to Third Naval District, 1925 - 1935
  • Decommissioned, 13 July 1935
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 23 December 1935
  • Sold to Richard S. Cors, New York, NY, as tug Diligent, 1936
  • Sold to Mathiasen Bros., New York, NY, 1942
  • Sold to Meseck Towing & Transportation Co., New York, NY, 1944
  • Renamed Catherine Meseck, 1945
  • Final dispostion, dismantled 1955
    Displacement 270 tons
    Length 101' 4"
    Beam 24' 7"
    Draft 12' 2"
    Speed 10 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    2-cylinder compound steam (18" 38" x 26"), 450hp
    single screw

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