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Mohave (AT-15)
Mohave (Fleet Tug #15) (1914 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal (with Atlantic Fleet clasp)

1921 International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - Tare - Oboe
Mohave Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 16 December 1913, at Seattle Construction & Drydock Co., Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 20 June 1914
  • Placed in service at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 2 December 1914, CHBOSN Alexander Stuart USN, Officer in Charge
  • Designated Fleet Tug (AT-15), 17 February 1920
  • Grounded, 13 February 1928, on Harding Ledge near Nantasket, MA.
  • Final Disposition, found unfit for service by a survey board, 29 March 1928
  • Sold as a hulk, 4 April 1928
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 April 1928
    Displacement 575 t.
    Length 122' 6"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 12' 10"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 28
    Armament two 3 pdrs
    Propulsion system unknown, single propeller

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    Mohave 116k Mohave (AT-15) at Boston Navy Yard, circa 1924.
    Bridgeport (AD-10) and Constitution are in the background.
    US Navy photo # NH 45949 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center

    Mohave (AT-15)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Officers in Charge (OinC)
    01CHBOSN. Stuart, Alexander2 December 1914 - 17 July 1915
    02CHBOSN. Benzon, Albert Fisher17 July 1915 - 20 February 1918
    03BOSN. McDermott, Edward Francis20 February 1918 - 2- June 1918
    04LTjg. Strohte, Frederick, USN 20 June 1918 - 10 January 1919
    05LTjg. Anderson, Robert USNRF 10 January 1919 - February 1922
    05BOSN. Johnson, Benjamin Burch21 February 1922 - 17 May 1924
    06CHBOSN Powers, Patrick Francis17 May 1924 - 25 April 1925
    05CHBOSN Buck, Albert Clifford25 April 1925 - 10 September 1925
    08CHBOSN Harder, Frank10 September 1925 - 13 February 1928
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    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
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    Last Updated 1 January 2021