From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Bay Spring

Bay Spring is a town in Mississippi.

(AT-60: dp. 775; l. 150'; b. 27'8"; dr. 14'1"; s. 11 k.; cpl. 37)

Bay Spring (AT-60) was built in 1920 by Providence Engine ring Co., Providence, R. I.; transferred from the Shipping Board 28 September 1921, and commissioned 10 November 1921, Lieutenant F. Muller in command.

She left for Key West, Fla., 16 December 1921 and upon arrival was assigned to the 7th Naval District. She attended to routine duties until assigned to the 4th Naval District. The tug arrived at Philadelphia 15 August 1926 and remained on duty there until 23 November 1926 when she went out of commission.

On 7 October 1940 Bay Spring was reclassified YNg-19. Two days later she moved to the Kensington Shipyard and Dry Dock Co., Philadelphia, for conversion to a non-self propelled gate vessel. She was placed in service in the 4th Naval District 31 January 1941 and assigned to duty with the Local Defense Forces as a gate vessel for boom defenses near the Delaware Capes.

She was stricken from the Navy List 16 September 1944 and transferred to the Maritime Commission 6 May 1946.