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USS Nezinscot

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Spanish Campaign Medal
Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Neafie & Levy Shipbuilding, Philadelphia, PA (YN 885)
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 20 October 1897
  • Completed for Moran Towing Co., New York, NY DeWitt C. Ivins (ON 157491), October 1897
  • Purchased by Navy for $30,000, 25 March 1898
  • Commissioned USS Nezinscot at Key West, Boatswain John J. Holden commanding, 02 April 1898
  • Stationed at Key West, 1898-1900
  • Stationed at Portsmouth Navy Yard, 1901-1909
  • Foundered in heavy weather off Cape Ann, MA, 11 August 1909
    Four men were lost in Nezinscot's sinking and remain on duty

    Acting Asst. Surgeon Charles Edward Trotter
    Seaman Leroy R. Edwards
    Ship's Cook 3rd Class Charles Edward White
    Ordinary Seaman Charles Lamont Traylor

    Displacement 156 tons displacement
    Length 85' overall
    Beam 19'
    Draft 8'
    Speed 10 knots
    Complement 9
    Armament one 6-pounder
    Propulsion vertical compound steam, 400hp

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    Nezinscot 173k Nezinscot underway, date and location unknown Dave Wright
    Nezinscot 246k Colored postcard of Nezinscot underway at Portsmouth Navy Yard, circa 1905. Castine (Gunboat No. 6), training vessel Topeka and gunboat Eagle are moored in the background. Dave Wright

    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

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