USS Penobscot II

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Penobscot II
(SP-982: dp. 415, 1. 121'6"; b. 24'6"; dr. 11'2", s. 11 k.;
cpl. 38; a. 1 3~)

The second Penobscot (SP-982), a harbor tug, was built as Luckenbach No. ~ by Risdon Iron Works, San Francisco, Calif. in 1904. She was acquired by the Navy from Luckenback Steamship Co. and placed in service 29 August 1917 as SP-982. Through World War I she served as a section patrol craft in the 5th Naval Distriet, operating in Hampton Roads and the Elizabeth River.

Shortly after World War I she was redesignated YT-42 and assigned harbor duties in the 3rd Naval Distriet. She was slated for replacement in 1939, but war extended her period of use to the Navy. Through World War II she continued to serve the Fleet as a tug in New York Harbor.

Redesignated YTB 42 in May 1944, Penobscot remained active until 29 October 1945, when she was placed out of service at New York. Struck from the Navy List 17 April 1946, she was turned over to the Maritime Commission 31 January 1947 for disposal.