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Chase S. Osborne (YT 41)
ex-Chase S. Osborne (SP 1121)


  • Built in 1906 by the Johnston Brothers, Ferrysburg, MI for Frank Perry of Sault St. Marie, MI
  • Sold in 1913 to the Security Trust Co. of Detroit, MI
  • Sold in 1914 to the Pringle Barge Line of Cleveland, OH
  • Acquired by the Navy 16 February 1918
  • Commissioned Chase S. Osborne (SP 1121), 16 April 1918 at New York, NY
  • Reclassified as a Harbor Tug, YT-41, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned 16 September 1920 at Norfolk, VA
  • Sold 5 August 1921 back to the Pringle Barge Line Co. of Cleveland
  • Renamed Guardian in 1922
  • Stranded 12 June 1930 on Cove Island, Lake Huron with barge Sagamore in tow
  • Released by Reid Wrecking Co. of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada who took tug in payment for services
  • Sold in 1931 to Sin-Mac Lines, Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Sold in 1937 to the United Towing and Salvage Co., Ltd. of Port Arthur, Ontario
  • Scrapped 30 June 1961.


  • Displacement 492 t.
  • Length 128' 5"
  • Beam 25' 2"
  • Draft 12' 6"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: One 3"/50 and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One single ended boiler, one 700ihp vertical compound engine, one shaft.
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    Chase S. Osborne 120k Probably photographed following her World War I Naval service, while owned by the Pringle Barge Line Company of Cleveland, Ohio
    U.S. Navy photo NH 99973
    Naval Historical Center
    Chase S. Osborne 102k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Frank B. Hull, USNRF1918
    02LTJG(T) John D. Morris, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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