USS Sioux (YT-19)

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USS Sioux at left
Name: USS Sioux
Builder: Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia
Launched: 1892, as P. H. Wise
Acquired: by purchase, 25 March 1898
Renamed: Nyack, 20 February 1918
Fate: Sold, 18 July 1921
General characteristics
Type: Tugboat
Displacement: 155 long tons (157 t)
Length: 84 ft 6 in (25.76 m)
Beam: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Draft: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Depth of hold: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)

The first USS Sioux (YT-19) was an iron-hulled tug in the United States Navy. Sioux was named after the Sioux people.

Sioux, was built as P. H. Wise at Philadelphia in 1892 by Neafie & Levy and was purchased by the U.S. Navy on 25 March 1898.

Spanish–American War assignment[edit]

Acquired for the impending war with Spain, the tug was assigned to the Atlantic station and operated at the Norfolk Navy Yard. In 1901, she moved north for duty at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine; and, in 1907, she was transferred to the Boston Navy Yard.


She was renamed Nyack on 20 February 1918, and she was sold at Boston on 18 July 1921 to William S. Nolan.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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