Takana, a 68 gross ton wooden steam harbor tug, was built in 1915 at Solomons Island, Maryland. She was chartered by the Navy in July 1918 and operated as USS Takana (ID # 3039) in the New York Harbor area for the rest of World War I, and for several months after the Armistice. The tug was returned to her owner in June 1919.
This page features our only view of the harbor tug Takana, which was USS Takana (ID # 3039) in 1918-1919.
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Photo #: NH 102251
Takana (American Harbor Tug, 1915)
Photographed prior to her World War I Navy service. The steamship Aragon is in the background.
Acquired by the U.S. Navy on 2 July 1918, this tug served as USS Takana (ID # 3039) until returned to her owner on 13 June 1919.
The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 52KB; 740 x 390 pixels
Page made 4 November 2003