World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

USS Nahant (SP-1250)

Article Id: WHEBN0002404593
Reproduction Date:

Title: USS Nahant (SP-1250)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: USS Nahant, List of United States Navy ships: N–O, USS Barnegat (SP-1232), World War I auxiliary ships of the United States, Ships built in New Jersey
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

USS Nahant (SP-1250)

Luckenbach No. 4 (U.S. Tug, 1913) photographed circa 1917, later renamed USS Nahant (SP-1250).
History
Union Navy Jack United States
Name: USS Nahant
Namesake: A seaside resort in Essex County, Massachusetts, located on a small peninsula on Massachusetts Bay.
Owner: E. F. Luckenbach of New York, New York
Builder: John H. Dialogue, Camden, New Jersey
Laid down: date unknown
Christened: as Thomas J. Scully; renamed Luckenbach No. 4
Completed: 1913
Acquired: by the Navy, 1 December 1917
Commissioned: 12 December 1917 as USS Nahant (SP 1250)
Decommissioned: 1920
In service: 1920 (loaned to the City of New York)
Out of service: 1928 (returned to the Navy)
Renamed: as Service No. 3 and as John F. Harlan by the City of New York
Struck: 27 September 1928
Homeport: New York City
Fate: sold to Joseph O’Boyle of New York City 24 December 1928; scrapped in 1962.
General characteristics
Type: Tugboat
Displacement: 405 tons
Length: 134' 7"
Beam: 26'
Draft: not known
Propulsion: not known
Speed: not known
Complement: not known
Armament:
  • One 3-inch gun
  • Two machine guns

USS Nahant (SP-1250) was a tugboat acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War I. She was employed as a tugboat in New York harbor. Post-war she was placed on loan with the City of New York until 1928, when she was disposed of by the Navy.

Contents

  • Constructed in New Jersey 1
  • World War I service 2
  • On loan to the City of New York 3
  • Final disposition 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Constructed in New Jersey

Nahant, a 405 gross ton harbor tug built in 1913 by John H. Dialogue, Camden, New Jersey, as Luckenbach No. 4 was acquired by the Navy from Luckenbach Steamship Co., Inc., New York City, 1 December 1917. Renamed Nahant and given the registry number SP-1250, she was placed in commission at the beginning of December 1917.

World War I service

Operating in the 3rd Naval District, Nahant performed towing tasks in New York Harbor for the rest of World War I and into the early post-war era.

On loan to the City of New York

Decommissioning early in 1920, Nahant was transferred to the City of New York and served the Police Department as Service No. 3 and as John F. Harlan.

Final disposition

Returned to the Navy in 1928, Nahant was struck from the Naval Register 27 September 1928 and sold to Joseph O’Boyle of New York City 24 December 1928. Subsequently, she enjoyed a lengthy maritime history, changing her name a few times as: Gotham, W. E. Hunt, and Good Fortune. She was finally scrapped in 1962.

See also

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.