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YTB 39 Navigator


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The YTB 39 Navigator was built in 1898 by J. H. Dialogue and Sons, Camden, NJ and acquired by the Navy 20 August 1918.

Built: 1898
Shipyard: J. H. Dialogue and Sons, Camden, NJ
In service: 20 August 1918
# Placed in service as Navigator (SP 2225)
# Reclassified as a Harbor Tug, YT-39, 17 July 1920
# Reclassified as a Large Harbor Tug, YTB-39, 15 May 1944;
Out of service: Placed out of service 14 October 1946 at Mare Island, CA
# Struck from the Naval list 30 December 1946
# Transferred to the Maritime Commission 8 August 1947.

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YTB 42 Penobscot



The YTB 42 was buit as the Luckenbach No. 5. She wa acquired by the Navy on 29th August 1917 and placed in service as Penobscot (SP 982) the same day. The Penobscot caught fire 5 October 1918 off Villa Franca, Italy (one killed and one wounded). Later she was salvaged.

Built: 1904
Shipyard: Risdon Iron Works, San Francisco, CA
In service: 29th August 1917
# Reclassified as a Harbor Tug, YT-42 in 1920
# Reclassified as a Large Harbor Tug, YTB-42 in May 1944
Out of service: Placed out of service 29 October 1945 at New York
# Struck from the Navy list 17 April 1946
# Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal 31 January 1947.

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YTB 123 Wando


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Laid down: 14 June 1915
Shipyard: Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched: 7 March 1916
In service:
# Commissioned USS Wando (Tug No. 17), 3 April 1917, Boatswain J. W. Bettens in command
# Designated Fleet Tug (AT-17), 17 July 1920
# Decommissioned and placed in reserve, 18 April 1922, at Charleston, S.C.
# Recommissioned, 15 March 1933, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
# Reclassified Harbor Tug (YT-123), 27 February 1936
# Reclassified Large Harbor Tug (YTB-123), 15 April 1944
Out of service:
# Decommissioned, 3 July 1946, at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.
# Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal.
# Struck from the Naval Register, 30 December 1946
# Final Disposition, sold, 28 April 1947, to Puget Sound Tug and Barge Co., fate unknown

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YTB 129 Osceola


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Shipyard: Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
Launched: 3 March 1938
In service:
# Commissioned USS YT-129, 1 June 1938
# Assigned the name Osceola, 17 September 1938
# Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-129, 12 April 1944
# Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-129 in 1962
Out of service:
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 February 1973 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)

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YTB 135 Cahokia


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The YTB 135 Cahokia was built in 1920 by Providence Engineering Corp., City Island, N.Y. for the US Coast Guard. She was transferred to the Navy from the Coast Guard, 14 May 1936.

Built: 1920
Shipyard: Providence Engineering Corporation
In service:
# Commissioned USS Cahokia (AT-61), 6 November 1936, Chief Boatswain W. C. Kasmire in command
# Reclassified District Harbor Tug YT-135, 1 January 1938
# Decommissioned, 13 April 1944
# Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-135 and placed in service, 13 April 1944
Out of service:
# Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 8 August 1947 for disposal

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YTB 136 Tamaroa


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Tamaroa—a cutter built for the Coast Guard in 1919 at Elizabeth, N.J., by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp.—was transferred to the Navy on 14 May 1936 at San Francisco, Calif.; designated an ocean tug, AT-62; and commissioned at Mare Island Navy Yard on 6 November 1936.

Tamaroa served all of her almost 10-year long Navy career in and around San Francisco, Calif., She was initially assigned to the Commandant, 12th Naval District, and that assignment continued until mid-1942. On 1 January 1938, she was reclassified a harbor tug, YT-136. On 23 July 1942, she was reassigned to the Commander, Western Sea Frontier, continuing to operate in San Francisco harbor. Tamaroa was again reclassified on 13 April 1944, when she was designated a large harbor tug, YTB-136. Three months later, she was decommissioned and placed in service. The tug continued to serve in the 12th Naval District until 27 January 1946, when she collided with Jupiter (AVS-8) and sank in 42 feet of water in San Francisco harbor. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 25 February 1946. (Source: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)

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YTB 182 Mawkaw


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Mawkaw (YT 182) was laid down 17 December 1941 by the Pacific Coast Engineering Co., Oakland, Calif.; launched 2 May 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Mamie Losi Bentley; and accepted by the Navy and placed in service 6 March 1943.

Mawkaw, a medium size harbor tug, was assigned to the 12th Naval District, headquartered at San Francisco. Reclassified as YTB 182, 15 May 1944, she performed seemingly humble, but extremely necessary, tug duties for that district until March 1946. At that time she was placed out of service and entered the Columbia River Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet. She remained in reserve until June 1957, when she was placed in service a second time and assigned to advanced bases in the Pacific. Reclassified as YTM 182, February 1962, she has continued to provide miscellaneous harbor services for the Pacific Fleet into 1969. (Source: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)

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YTB 189 Nepanet


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Authorized: 6 February 1942
Named: Nepanet, (YT-189), 19 March 1942
Shipyard: Pacific Coast Engine Co., Alameda, CA.
Launched: 20 June 1942
In service:
# Completed and placed in service in March 1943
# Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large (YTB-189), 13 April 1944
# Deactivated and placed out of service in March 1946
# Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton, CA. Group
# Reactivated in September 1950
# Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium (YTM-189) in February 1962
Out of service:
# Final Disposition, sold by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, 30 September 1987

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YTB 270 Satanta


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The YTB 270 Satanta was laid down on 20th April 1942, as Port Orchard a Maritime Commission type (V2-ME-A1) tug hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 437) at Birchfield Shipbuilding & Boiler Co., Inc., Tacoma WA.

Launched: 14 July 1942
Shipyard: Birchfield Shipbuilding & Boiler Company
In service:
# Transferred to the Navy, renamed Satanta, designated District Harbor Tug YT-270
# Delivered and placed in service, 19 May 1943
# Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-270 in May 1944
# Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-270 in February 1962
Out of service:
# Sold for scrapping, 1 June 1976, by theDefense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)

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YTB 341 Tuscarora



Built: 1940
Shipyard: Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, TX.
Acquired by the Navy: January 1941
Launched: 17 July 1941
In service: Commissioned, USS Tuscarora (AT-77), 13 December 1941
# Reclassified, Harbor Tug, (YT-341), 5 November 1942
# Redesignated Large Harbor Tug, (YTB-341), 15 May 1944
# Redesignated Auxiliary Fleet Tug (ATA-245), 1 September 1961
Out of service: Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1961
# Transferred to MARAD for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet; James River, Fort Eustis, VA
# Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, 1 October 1976

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YTB 813 Poughkeepsie


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Laid down: 16 February 1971
Shipyard: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Launched: 23 July 1971
In Service: Delivered and placed in service as District Harbor Tug, Large Poughkeepsie (YTB-813), 27 November 1971
Out of Service: Struck from the Naval Register, 26 April 2006

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