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Photo # NH 99973:  Tug Chase S. Osborn, probably photographed after her World War I era Naval service


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Chase S. Osborn (American Tug, 1906).
Served as USS Chase S. Osborn (SP-1121, later YT-41) in 1918-1921

Chase S. Osborn, a 492-ton steel-hull tug, was built in 1906 at Ferrysburg, Michigan, by Johnson Brothers. She was taken over by the Navy for World War I service in February 1918 and later purchased. Placed in commission in mid-April as USS Chase S. Osborn (SP-1121), she performed Atlantic Fleet towing and target repair duties until mid-1919 and was assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy in December of that year. Given the hull number YT-41 in about July 1920, the tug was decommissioned in September 1920 and sold in August 1921.

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Chase S. Osborn
(American Tug, 1906)

Probably photographed soon after completion in 1906 by Johnson Brothers of Ferrysburg, Michigan.

Source: www.navsource.org, from the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes.

 
Photo #: NH 99973

Chase S. Osborn
(American Tug, 1906)

Probably photographed following her World War I Naval service, while owned by the Pringle Barge Line Company of Cleveland, Ohio.
Built in 1906 by Johnson Brothers of Ferrysburg, Michigan, this tug was purchased by the Navy on 16 February 1918 and placed in commission on 16 April 1918 as USS Chase S. Osborn (SP-1121). She was sold on 5 August 1921 to the Pringle Barge Line Company.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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