From: Dictionary of
American Naval Fighting Ships
the great Chief of a Chiricahua band of Apache Indians, was born about 1829 in
the Territory of Arizona. A champion of his people and fighter against
restrictions placed upon them, he escaped from custody time and time again to lead
bands of Apaches in retaliatory actions until he finally agreed to surrender to
General Nelson A, Miles in 1886. Geronimo was later settled in Alabama
with a number of his tribe, finally transferring to Fort Sill in present
Oklahoma. He died in 1909.
YT-119: dp. 270; l. 110' 6 b. 24'; dr. 8' 1"
The first Geronimo
(YT-119), a harbor tug, was built at the Navy Yard, Boston, Mass., and
commissioned at Boston 7 March 1933 as YT-119. She was named Geronimo
and reclassified YTM-119, 15 May 1944. She
served in the 14th Naval District at Pearl Harbor as a service craft until
being placed out of service at Honolulu 30 August 1946. Geronimo was struck from the Navy List 30 December 1946 and was
sold by the War Assets Administration to John Hanson 13 July 1948.
Transcribed by: Bill