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Patuxent I (Tug No. 11)

1909-1938

A river in Maryland.

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(Tug No. 11: displacement 755; length 148'0"; beam 29' 1/2"; draft 12'3"; speed 13 knots; complement 51; armament 2 3-pounders; class Patapsco)

The first Patuxent (Tug No.11), a steel-hulled, sea-going tug, was laid down on 25 July 1907 by the Norfolk [Va.] Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va.; launched on 16 May 1908; and commissioned on 4 May 1909.

Patuxent spent her naval career operating with the Atlantic Fleet, providing the services of a sea-going tug to diverse elements of the fleet until decommissioned on 30 September 1924.

Patuxent was struck from the Navy List on 29 June 1938. She was sold on 16 March 1939.

More detailed history in preparation.

Robert J. Cressman

30 November 2015

 

Published: Mon Nov 30 11:34:22 EST 2015