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USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55)

WAT-55 International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Foxtrot - Foxtrot
USS Carrabasset (AT-35) (1920 - 1924)
AT-35 - 1927 International Radio Call Sign:
Negative - Easy - Vice - Quack
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

USS Carrabasset (AT-35) was transferred to the Coast Guard in 1924
Bagaduce Class Fleet Tug
  • Laid down, 6 January 1919, at Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Port Richmond, N.Y.
  • Launched, 19 June 1919
  • Commissioned USS Carrabasset (AT-35), 30 June 1920, LTjg. George O. Augustine, in command
  • Decommissioned, 27 March 1922, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard, 24 May 1924
  • Commissioned USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55), 13 October 1924
  • Decommissioned, 26 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,000 t. 1,220 t. (lim)
    Length 156' 8"
    Beam 36'
    Draft 16' 2" (lim)
    Speed 11.3 kts. (trial)
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    5 officers
    56 enlisted
    Armament one machine gun
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,735 Bbls
    one Allis Chalmers vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 200psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,800shp

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    USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55)
    Currituck (I)
    81k USED Dredge Currituck (I) in tow from Beaufort, to Southport N.C. by USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55), 25 February 1931.
    US Army Corp of Engineers Digital Library
    US Army Corp of Engineers Digital Library
    Carrabasset 68k USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55) underway, circa 1920s, location unknown.
    US Coast Guard photo from James Fighting Ships 1943-1944"
    Robert Hurst
    Carrabasset 146k USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55) docking at Norfolk, VA., 26 November 1942. Carrabasset was assigned to EASTSEAFRON, 1941 to 1945, homeported at Norfolk, VA.
    US Navy photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Craft of World War II" by Robert L Scheina.
    Robert Hurst
    Carrabasset 450k USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55) underway, off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA, 23 July 1943.
    US Navy photo courtesy Coast Guard Tug Association.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Carrabasset (AT-35)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Augustine, George Oliver30 June 1920 - 3 August 1920
    02LT. Hill, Patrick3 August 1920 - 27 March 1922
    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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