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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Spanish Campaign Medal
Built by John H. Dialogue, Camden, NJ (YN 231)
Laid down, date unknown
Launched, date unknown
Completed as civilian tugboat Hercules (ON 95727), November 1882
Purchased by Navy from M. Revel, Charleston, SC, for $15,000, 25 June 1898
Commissioned USS Chickasaw, date unknown
Served at Port Royal and Charleston, SC during Spanish-American War
Decommissioned and placed in ordinary, 26 August 1898
Stationed at New York Navy Yard, April 1900 - 1908
Stationed at Newport, RI, 1908 - 1913
Sold at New York, 1913
Registered to Reichert Towing Line, New York, NY, as tug Rose Reichert, October 1913
Sold to Henry Steers, Inc., New York, NY and renamed Harry R. Wheeler, 1918
Sold to D.T. Sheridan, Philadelphia, PA, and renamed Peggy Sheridan, 1943
Sold to Mathiasen Harbor Co., New York, NY, and renamed Mae R. Mathiasen, 1947
Final disposition, dismantled 1954
Displacement 70 gross tons
Length 77' 2"
Beam 18' 0"
Draft 9' 4"
Speed 10 knots
Propulsion vertical compound steam (14.5"-28" x 20"), 250hp
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||Chickasaw moored at New York Navy Yard, circa 1904. The vessel alongside is one of three harbor ferries later used as heating scows. Hercules (Floating Derrick No. 11) is visible in the background.
Detroit Publishing Company photo, Library of Congress call number LC-D4-21819 (cropped).
DANFS history entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command website
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 16 February 2019
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