USS Heekon

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(YT-141:dp.325;1. 100';b.25';dr.9'7")

Heekon (YT-141), a diesel-powered tug, was launched by Charleston Navy Yard 29 November 1939- sponsored by Miss Margaret L. Pence; and placed in service 22 March. 1940.

Heekon operated at Washington, D,C., during World War II. She was reclassified YTB-141, 16 May 1944 and YTM-141 in February 1962. Following the war she continued to serve as a harbor tug in the Potomac River Naval Command until being sold in early 1963 to Hughes Bros. & Co., New York.