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Triton (YT-10)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by John H. Dialogue, Camden, NJ (YN 287)
  • Completed for P. Dougherty & Co., Baltimore, MD as tug Douglass H. Thomas (ON 157229), 1888
  • Purchased by the Navy for $35,000, September 1889
  • Commissioned USS Triton (Harbor Tug No. 10), October 1889, ENS Homer Claude Poundstone commanding
  • Assigned to Washington Navy Yard, 1889-1930
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-10), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 1930
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 May 1930
  • Sold to J.S. Packard Dredging Co., Boston, MA and renamed Melrose, 15 September 1930
  • Sold to Steers Sand & Gravel Corp., New York, NY, renamed J. Rich Steers,, 1944
  • Renamed Gwendoline Steers, 1951
  • Sank with all hands after icing up in storm off Huntington, Long Island, NY, 30 December 1962
    Displacement 212 tons
    Length 96'9" waterline, 107' overall
    Beam 20'9"
    Draft 9' (mean)
    Speed 13 knots
    Complement 1 offcer, 11 enlisted (1889)
    Armament none
    Propulsion steam triple expansion (13"-21"-22" x 24"), single screw

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    Triton 108k Triton (Harbor Tug No. 10) at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC, circa 1900.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 43693
    Dave Wright
    Triton 70k Triton (Harbor Tug No. 10) moored at Washington Navy Yard, circa 1898-1899.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 93331 (cropped)
    Dave Wright
    Triton 117k Triton (YT-10) alongside submarine tender Camden (AS-6), the day after the loss of submarine S-51 (SS-162) off Block Island, 26 September 1925.
    Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection, accession number 08_06_006605 (cropped)
    Dave Wright
    Commercial Service
    Triton 498k ex-Triton (Harbor Tug No. 10) in merchant service as Gwendoline Steers, date and location unknown. Dave Wright

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