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Tillamook (YTM-122)

Tillamook (YT-122) (1936 - 1944)

WWII-International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - Charlie - George - Fox

Tillamook (AT-16) (1920 - 1936)
Tillamook (Fleet Tug #16) (1914 - 1920)

1913-International Radio Call Sign:
Nan - Oboe - Cast - Boy

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal (with Atlantic Fleet clasp)
Bottom Row - American Defense Medal (with Fleet clasp) - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Tillamook Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 6 January 1914 at Seattle Construction & Dry Dock Co., Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 15 August 1914
  • Placed in service, at Tillamook (Fleet Tug #16), 15 August 1914, BOSN Frank Bruce USN Officer in Charge
  • Designated Fleet Tug (AT-16), 17 July 1920
  • Reclassified Harbor Tug (YT-122), 31 January 1936
  • Reclassified Medium Harbor Tug (YTM-122), 13 April 1944
  • Placed out of service, 14 October 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 December 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 29 April 1947, for disposal.
  • Sold to Oakland Manufacturing, Co., 10 September 1947, for $2,997
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 415 t.
    Length 115'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 12' 10" (mean)
    Speed 10.5 kts.
    Complement 20
    Armament two 3-pdrs
    one 6x24x38 over 24 2 S.E. oil burning engine
    single propeller 800shp

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    Tillamook (Fleet Tug #16)
    Saturn 115k Tillamook (Fleet Tug #16) assisting USS Saturn near Mare Island Navy Yard, 11 May 1916. Saturn was altered to serve as a support ship for Navy radio stations in Alaska and elsewhere.
    US Navy History and Heritage Command photo courtesy
    Mike Green
    Tillamook 43k Tillamook (Fleet Tug #16) probably ferrying passengers between Navy Yard Mare Island and the city of Vallejo, CA., date unknown. Robert Hurst, courtesy Bill Mozinga and the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Tillamook (AT-16)
    Tillamook 172k Tillamook (AT-16) drydocked Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., circa 1916-1918.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 43727, courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    Tillamook 122k Tillamook (AT-16) moored at Mare Island Navy Yard in early 1924.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    484k Crew members of Tillamook (AT-16), Navigator (YT-39) and Unadilla (YT-4), circa 1924. Photo is from the pictorial history of Mare Island marking her 70th birthday as a Navy Yard.
    US Navy photo from the collections of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    Tillamook (YT-122)
    Kennebago 60k Tillamook (YT-122) assisting USS Kennebago (AO-81) away from her berth at the Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., 16 December 1943. Kennebago was heading out to sea after completion of an overhaul at the Navy Yard.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 8308-43.
    Darryl Baker
    Tillamook (YTM-122)
    Kennebago 60k Tillamook (YTM-122) alongside Floating Crane (YD-98) at Navy Yard Mare Island, 16 January 1945.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 442-45.
    Darryl Baker
    Tillamook 88k Broadside view of Tillamook (YTM-122) at Mare Island, 9 November 1945. The funnels of destroyers USS De Haven (DD-727) and USS Maddox (DD-731) in dry dock #4 are in the background to the left.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 7019-45.
    Darryl Baker

    Tillamook (AT-16 / YT-122 / YTM-122)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Officers in Charge (OinC)
    01BOSN. Bruce, Frank15 August 1914 - 5 April 1915
    02ChBOSN. Riley, John Aloysius5 April 1915 - 20 September 1918
    03BOSN. Prest, Robert Edgar20 September 1918 - 24 November 1923
    04BOSN. Carter, John Lyman24 November 1923 - 8 December 1924
    05ChBOSN. Eng, Oscar8 December 1924 - 11 December 1926
    06ChBOSN. Hedges, Walter Webster11 December 1926 - 1 June 1927
    07ChBOSN. Brun, Henry Milton1 June 1927 - 1 January 1928
    08ChBOSN. Cole, Forest Ancil1 January 1928 - 2 October 1929
    09ChBOSN. Turner, Lyle2 October 1929 - 5 October 1931
    10ChBOSN. Haltnorth, Otto Julius Walter5 October 1931 - 24 March 1932
    11ChBOSN. Kelley, Felix McDonald24 March 1932 - 8 May 1933
    12ChBOSN. Collier, John William8 May 1933 - 6 September 1935
    13ChBOSN. Harer, Alfred Sanford6 September 1935 - 1 July 1937
    14ChBOSN. Ingraham, Kenneth Carr1 July 1937 - 26 December 1938
    15ChBOSN. Horner, Clyde Stuart26 December 1938 - 6 October 1939
    16ChBOSN. Legg, James Claude6 October 1939 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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