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Photo # NH 85991:  USS Muscotah off the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., circa 1932-1934

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USS Concord (SP-773), 1917-1937.
Later renamed Mendota and Muscotah (both as YT-33)

Concord, a 353 gross ton tug built in 1898 by Charles Hillman at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was commandeered by the Navy from the Staples Transportation Company of New York City in September 1917. Later purchased outright, she was placed in commission in November after being fitted out by the Boston Navy Yard. Late in 1917 she helped tow French submarine chasers from Bermuda to the Azores, then went on to Brest, France, where she served through the end of World War I and for nearly another year afterwards. Returning to the United States in late November 1919, she was soon assigned to the Washington Navy Yard, D.C. In 1920 she was redesignated YT-33 and renamed Mendota. She was again renamed in January 1932, becoming Muscotah, and remained active at Washington until placed out of service in November 1934. The old tug was sold at the end of April 1937.

This page features all available views concerning USS Concord (SP-773), which was later USS Mendota and USS Muscotah (both as YT-33).


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Photo #: NH 100874

USS Concord
(SP-773)

At the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Masachusetts, probably at about the time she entered Naval service in 1917. The stern of USS Constitution is partially visible at left.
Built in 1898, the tug Concord was acquired by the Navy on 22 September 1917, outfitted at the Boston Navy Yard and placed in commission on 20 November 1917. She was renamed Mendota and designated YT-33 on 20 November 1920 and was again renamed on 30 January 1932, becoming Muscotah (YT-33).

The original print is in National Archives' Record Group 19-LCM.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 63KB; 740 x 445 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 102827

USS Mendota
(YT-33)

In port, during the 1920s.
This tug originally entered service in 1917 as Concord (SP-773) and was renamed Muscotah in 1932.

Collection of Delmar L. Ketch.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 64KB; 740 x 525 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 85992

USS Muscotah
(YT-33)

Off the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., circa 1932-1934.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 45KB; 740 x 595 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 85991

USS Muscotah
(YT-33)

Off the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., circa 1932-1934.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 64KB; 740 x 600 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 85990

USS Muscotah
(YT-33)

Off the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., circa 1932-1934.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 45KB; 740 x 595 pixels

 


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