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Cohasset I (Tug)

(Tug: t. 100; l. 82'; b. 18'10"; dph. 7'2"; s. 8 k.; cpl. 12; a. 1 20-pdr. r.)

Towns in Massachusetts and Minnesota.


The first Cohasset, a tug originally called E. D. Fogg and later Narragansett, was built in 1860 at Providence, R.I.; purchased by the Navy 13 September 1861; outfitted at New York Navy Yard; delivered at Hampton Roads, Va., 26 October 1861; and assigned to duty with the Atlantic Blockading Squadron, Pilot Thomas Evans in command.

From 26 October 1861 to July 1864 Cohasset sailed in the Norfolk area and in the rivers of Virginia as a picket and dispatch boat, carried mail and supplies, towed coal barges, acted as guard for Minnesota, and shared in the fighting in the York, James, and Nansemond Rivers.

Ordered to Beaufort, N.C., in July 1864, Cohasset was used for harbor defense and towing until 1 October 1864, when she returned to Norfolk for duty towing coal barges in the James River.

Cohasset arrived at Boston Navy Yard 1 June 1865. She served as yard tug there until 1882, when she was transferred to Newport, R.I., where she was sold 9 May 1892.

Published: Tue Jun 30 13:36:09 EDT 2015