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John L. Lawrence (SP-838 / YT-38)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built in 1877 at New London, the tug Frances B. Hackett
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Acquired by the Navy from Medhaden Products prior to 8 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS John L. Lawrence (SP-838) , 29 June 1917,
  • Designated District Harbor Tug YT-38, 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 22 June 1921, at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Sold for commercial service, 3 October 1921
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 150 t.
    Length 157' 8"
    Beam 21' 2"
    Draft 10'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 23
    Armament two 1-pdrs.
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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