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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Sioux (1898-1921), later renamed Nyack (YT-19)

USS Sioux, a 155-ton tug, was built in 1892 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for commercial use. Purchased by the Navy in March 1898, she served as a harbor tug at the Norfolk Navy Yard until 1901. She was then assigned to the Portsmouth Navy Yard, New Hampshire, and later to the Boston Navy Yard. Renamed Nyack in 1918 and designated YT-19 a few years later, the tug was sold in July 1921.

This page features views of USS Sioux in the background of photos of other ships.

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Photo #: NH 44072

USS Saturn (1898-1922)


Off the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, in August 1900. The tug USS Sioux (1898-1921) is alongside Saturn's port quarter.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 45,040 bytes; 740 x 605 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 85645

U.S. Navy Tugs in port, circa April 1898


Halftone photo, published in War in Cuba, 1898.
These ships include (left to right):
USS Algonquin (1898-1946, renamed Accomac on 15 June 1898 and Nottoway in 1920);
USS Leyden (1865-1903); and
USS Sioux (1898-1921, renamed Nyack in 1918).
Note sailors rowing a small boat in right foreground.

Courtesy of Alfred Cellier, 1977.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 79,477 bytes; 750 x 575 pixels

 

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11 October 1998