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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
2-cylinder compound steam (18" 38" x 26"), 450hp
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Last Updated 13 December 2018
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