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J. M. Woodworth (YT-137)
District Harbor Tug:
Built by Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia, PA (YN 968)
Launched, date unknown
Completed for U.S. Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service as boarding tug / fumigation vessel J.M. Woodworth, 1903
Stationed at Marcus Hook, PA Quarantine Station, 1903 - 1937
Acquired by the Navy from the U.S. Public Health Service, 02 November 1937
Placed in service as J.M. Woodworth (YT-137), 1937
Assigned to Washington Navy Yard, 1937 - 1938
Declared unfit for further Naval service and struck from the Naval Register, 28 December 1938
Sold to Gallagher Bros. Sand & Gravel Corp., New York, NY, 17 April 1939
Dieselized and placed in service as tug John Murray (ON 239133), 1939
Final fate, scrapped early 1970s
Displacement 132 gross tons, 89 net tons
Length 84' 8"
Beam 20' 0"
Draft 10' 0"
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||John Maynard Woodworth was born in Big Flats, NY on 15 August 1837. After working as a naturalist and pharmacist, Woodworth attended medical school, graduating from Chicago Medical School in 1862. During the Civil War, he rose from Assistant Surgeon to Medical Director of the Army of Tennessee. Following the war, he studied in Europe and served in various medical administrative posts.
Woodworth was appointed the first supervising surgeon-general of the new Marine Hospital Service, the forerunner of today's Public Health Service. He died while serving in this post at Washington, DC, 15 March 1879.
Photo by Hermann GŁnther, Essen, Germany, 1865. Photo from Wisconsin Historical Society via Wikipedia.
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 7 July 2006
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