USS QUAPAW was one of the ABNAKI - class fleet ocean tugs and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name. Originally commissioned as AT 110, her designation was changed to ATF 110 on May 15, 1944. QUAPAW served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War and earned the Navy Unit Commendation and four battle stars for her World War II service, five battle stars for the Korean War and seven campaign stars for her Vietnam War service. She was decommissioned on August 30, 1985, and stricken from the Navy list in January 1992. Later, she was sold and renamed MV TIGER. The TIGER ended up at the port of Richmond, Calif., where her owners abandoned her. Due to her bad condition, the Port of Richmond took her over and scrapped her at the nearby former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif., in fall 2012.
|General Characteristics:||Keel laid: December 28, 1942|
|Launched: May 15, 1943|
|Commissioned: May 6, 1944|
|Decommissioned: April 30, 1948|
|Recommissioned: December 5, 1950|
|Decommissioned: August 30, 1985|
|Builder: United Engineers and Drydock Co., Alameda, Calif.|
|Propulsion system: four GM Diesel engines|
|Length: 205 feet (62.48 meters)|
|Beam: 38.6 feet (11.73 meters)|
|Draft: 15.4 feet (4.7 meters)|
|Displacement: 1,589 tons|
|Speed: 16.5 knots|
|Armament: commissioned with one 3-inch/50 caliber gun, two twin 40mm guns, two 20mm guns|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS QUAPAW. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS QUAPAW Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the former QUAPAW (ATF 110) - now named TIGER - and her sistership ex MOCTOBI (ATF 105) - now named LION - laid up at Richmond, Calif., on March 28, 2010.
The photos below were taken by me and show the former QUAPAW being scrapped in a drydock at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif., on October 9, 2012. On the photo of the drydock, QUAPAW is the vessel on the left hand side. The vessel (or at least what's left of it) behind QUAPAW on the right hand side is her sistership ex MOCTOBI (ATF 105).