USS Nauset (AT 89)
Fleet tug of the Navajo class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Cramp Shipbuilding Co. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||20 Sep 1941|
|Laid down||10 Aug 1942|
|Launched||7 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||2 Mar 1943|
|Lost||9 Sep 1943|
|Loss position||40° 38'N, 14° 38'E|
USS Nauset (Lt. J. Orleck) was bombed and sunk off Salerno, Italy in position 40°38'N, 14°38'E
Commands listed for USS Nauset (AT 89)
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|1||Lt. Joseph Orleck, USN||< Sep 43||???|
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Notable events involving Nauset include:
9 Sep 1943
Nauset was hit by shells, but when she was towed hit a mine, that broke the ship in two and quickly sank. From a crew of 112, 18 were killed and 41 wounded. Among the fatal casualties was her commander, Lt. Joseph Orleck. (1)
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