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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
Aspinet (1918 - 1920)
Apache (1898 - 1918)
USS Apache (I) (1898)
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Spanish Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal
Wrecking Tug / Self-propelled Covered Lighter:
Built in 1889 as the wrecking tug J. D. Jones by A. C. Brown, Tottenville, N. Y.
Purchased by the Navy from the Merritt & Chapman Wrecking Co. 24 May 1898
Commission USS Apache, 11 June 1898, LT. Edwin Geer in command
USS Apache was assigned to the Norfolk Navy Yard during the Spanish-American War interrupted with a short tour at Key West in August 1898
Decommissioned, 24 September 1898
Refitted for service at the Navy ordnance magazines at Iona Island on the Hudson River
Renamed Aspinet, 11 April 1918
Reassigned to Charleston, S. C. as a district craft
Name dropped when assigned the designation of YF-176, 17 July 1920
Placed out of service, date unknown
Sold, 29 September 1925
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 650 t.
Length 141' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
two single 4"/40 gun mounts
one machine gun
one vertical triple expansion steam engine
single propeller, 550shp
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||Apache underway in December 1900. Formerly a wrecking steamer, this vessel had booms and cargo holds for handling salvage equipment.
US National Archives, RG-19-N box 57, Photo # 19-N-14209 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
USS Apache / Aspinet / YF-176
DANFS history entry located the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 6 September 2013
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