USS Narkeeta (1891)

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Name: USS Narkeeta
Builder: City Point Iron Works, Boston, Massachusetts
Laid down: April 1891
Launched: 11 February 1892
Acquired: 12 March 1892
Commissioned: 14 April 1892
Decommissioned: April 1923
Reclassified: YT-3, 17 July 1920
Fate: Sold, 28 October 1926
General characteristics
Class and type: Wahneta-class tugboat
Displacement: 192 long tons (195 t)
Length: 92 ft 6 in (28.19 m)
Beam: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Draft: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Complement: 9

The first USS Narkeeta (YT-3), was known as Steam Tug #3. She was laid down in April 1891 by the City Point Iron Works, Boston, Massachusetts; launched on 11 February 1892; accepted by the Navy at the Navy Yard, Boston, on 12 March 1892; and commissioned 14 April 1892.

Narkeeta, a two-masted steel tug, served the Navy, performing seemingly mundane, but all important, towing and tugging services, until 1923. Operating primarily in the New York area, she aided in the efficient movement of larger vessels in and out of that congested port during two wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I. Decommissioned in April 1923, she remained at New York until sold on 28 October 1926, to Joseph F. O'Boyle.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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