USS Montauk (SP-1213)

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USS Montauk (SP-1213) photographed during the World War I era.
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Name: USS Montauk
Namesake: A village and fishing resort on Long Island, New York, near Montauk Point, the eastern extremity of New York.
Owner: Luckenbach Steamship Company
Builder: Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Laid down: date unknown
Christened: as Luckenbach No. 3
Completed: 1899
Acquired: by the Navy 12 October 1917
Commissioned: 6 December 1917
Decommissioned: December 1919
Struck: circa December 1919
Homeport: New York City
Fate: sold 21 May 1920 to the Bisso Towing Company
General characteristics
Type: Tugboat
Displacement: 424 tons
Length: 134' 6"
Beam: 26'
Draft: 16'
Propulsion: steam engine
Speed: 11.5 knots
Complement: 40 officers and enlisted
Armament: One 3-inch gun
Two machine guns

USS Montauk (SP-1213) was a tugboat purchased by the U.S. Navy during World War I. She was assigned to towing duties in New York City waterways. Post-war she was decommissioned and sold.


The third ship to be so named by the U.S. Navy, Montauk (SP 1213), ex-Luckenbach No. 3, was built in 1899 by Neafie & Levy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; purchased by the Navy from the Luckenbach S.S. Company, 12 October 1917; and commissioned 6 December 1917.

Assigned to the 3d Naval District, the 434 gross ton tug operated out of New York City as a seagoing tug until 6 December 1919. Decommissioned the same month, Montauk was sold 21 May 1920 to the Bisso Towing Co.

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