|USS Montauk (SP-1213)|
USS Montauk (SP-1213) photographed during the World War I era.
|Namesake:||A village and fishing resort on Long Island, New York, near Montauk Point, the eastern extremity of New York.|
|Owner:||Luckenbach Steamship Company|
|Builder:||Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Laid down:||date unknown|
|Christened:||as Luckenbach No. 3|
|Acquired:||by the Navy 12 October 1917|
|Commissioned:||6 December 1917|
|Struck:||c. December 1919|
|Homeport:||New York City|
|Fate:||sold 21 May 1920 to the Bisso Towing Company|
|Complement:||40 officers and enlisted|
One 3-inch gun |
Two machine guns
USS Montauk (SP-1213) was a tugboat purchased by the U.S. Navy during World War I. She was assigned to towing duties in New York City waterways. Post-war she was decommissioned and sold.
The third ship to be so named by the U.S. Navy, Montauk (SP 1213), ex-Luckenbach No. 3, was built in 1899 by Neafie & Levy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; purchased by the Navy from the Luckenbach S.S. Company, 12 October 1917; and commissioned 6 December 1917.
Assigned to the 3d Naval District, the 434 gross ton tug operated out of New York City as a seagoing tug until 6 December 1919. Decommissioned the same month, Montauk was sold 21 May 1920 to the Bisso Towing Co.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- USS Montauk (SP-1213), 1917-1920. Originally the Civilian tug Luckenbach # 3
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