Navy Fleet tugs rescued hundreds of ships in combat, bad weather - Can we help save this one?

By Edward Lundquist at December 01, 2010 09:26
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Fleet tugs rescued hundreds of ships in combat, bad weather Can we help save this one? By Edward Lundquist During a recent visit to the Hampton Roads Navy Museum (www.hrnm.navy.mil/) co-located at Nauticus (www.nauticus.org) in Norfolk, Va., I saw a World War II-vintage ocean-going “fleet tug.”  My first ship was a fleet tug, and I can’t help but notice when one is in the same harbor that I’m in.  In this case, it was at the end of the same pier I was on. I walked down to get a closer look.  There was a gentleman throwing breadcrumbs at the sea gulls.  I walked closer to take in the familiar lines that only a fleet tug sailor would admire.  The gentleman and I acknowledge each other, and I ask if I can come aboard.  He says, “It depends.  Are you a visitor or a guest?”  I look at him and say, “Harry?”  He says, “Ned?” Harry Jaeger and I both served on fleet tugs—designa... [More]

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