Allied Warships

USS Acushnet (AT 63)

Fleet tug

USS Acuschnet. US National Archives #19-N-25509.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeFleet tug
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAT 63 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched16 May 1908 
Commissioned1 Sep 1936 
End service14 Dec 1945 

Displacement: 860 BRT
Length: 152 feet
Complement: 38
Speed: 12.5 kts

Redesignated fleet tug old ATO-63 on 17 July 1944
Decommissioned on 14 December 1945
Stricken on 8 January 1946


Commands listed for USS Acushnet (AT 63)

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1Lt. James Edward Fuller, USN3 Jun 1937

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Notable events involving Acushnet include:

31 Mar 1942
USS Acushnet picks up 29 survivors of the American passenger ship City of New York that was torpedoed and sunk on 29 March 1943 by German U-boat U-160 40 miles east of Cape Hatteras in position 35°16'N, 74°25'W.

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