Dec 122011

Dear Webmaster,

… From what I have been able to determine, the tug that sank at Richmond, Calif., today (12-12-11) that is called “Tiger” is the Quapaw. It began sinking this morning, after springing a leak, and apparently now is under water. U.S. Coast Guard and a cleanup company are working to contain the oil and other fluids. It was described as being cleaned in richmond before being taken to a salvage yard where it would be broken up and recycled. From what I’ve heard, it will be pulled from the bottom of San pablo Bay and demolished. At this time, that’s all I know.

Thanks for any help you can give. I got its history from your site and others.

Yours truly,
Donna Beth Weilenman
Staff reporter

Benicia Herald

 Posted by at 04:09
Mar 312007
USS Quapaw Wall Plaque

USS Quapaw Wall Plaque

USS Quapaw commemorated at the United States Navy Memorial

The USS Quapaw ship’s plaque (pictured above) was added to the US Navy memorial in a dedication ceremony held at the Arleigh and Roberta Burke Theatre, US Navy Memorial Foundation on 29 March 2007.

Thanks to all who were able to attend the ceremony!

For more information about the memorial, please visit the US Navy Memorial website at

 Posted by at 04:50
© USS Quapaw .