From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships
James H. Clark
A former name retained.
(SP - 759: t. 45; l. 60'8"; b. 17'3"; dr. 8" [sic]; s. 9 k.; a. 1 3-pdr.)
James H. Clark (SP-759), a steam tug built at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1900 was taken over by the Navy from Tampa Towing & Lighterage Co., Tampa, Fla., in July 1917; and commissioned 21 August 1917, Chief Boatswain's Mate O. Hind in command.
James H. Clark was assigned to the 7th Naval District and based at Key West, Fla. She performed towing and other miscellaneous duties in the harbor and at Naval Station, Key West, during World War I and after. She decommissioned in April 1920 and was sold to A. C. Tuxbury Lumber Co., Charleston, S.C., 16 May 1921.
Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (firstname.lastname@example.org)