Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive


YP-515 - International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Golf - Victor
USS Tadousac (AT-22) (1920 - 1938)
USS Tadousac (Fleet Tug #22) (1919 - 1920)

AT-22 - 1927 International Radio Call Sign:
Negative - Able - Zed - Quack
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Defense Service Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Bagaduce Class Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down, 22 July 1918, as Chimo (Fleet Tug #22), at Ferguson Steel and Iron Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Launched, 17 February 1919
  • Renamed Tadousac, 24 February 1919
  • Commissioned USS Tadousac (Fleet Tug #22), 13 June 1919, LTjg. Arthur 0. Henderson, USNRF in command
  • Redesignated Fleet Tug (AT-22), 17 July 1920
  • Decommissioned, 18 October 1924, at Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 April 1938
  • Sold to B.J. Maier, Philadelphia, PA., fate unknown
  • Reacquired, 5 August 1942
  • Placed in service, 1 December 1942, as YP-515
  • During World War II YP-515 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Placed out of service at Guam, 10 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
  • Final Disposition, destroyed, 10 April 1946
    Displacement 908 t.(fl) 1,143 t.(fl)
    Length 156' 8"
    Beam 35' 7"
    Speed 12.8 kts (trial)
    Draft 15' 6" (lim)
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 56
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 1,835 Bbls
    one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 200psi Sat°
    two turbo-drive 25Kw 120V D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    single propeller, 1,800shp

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    YP-515 93k YP-515 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    YP-515 53k YP-515 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec

    USS Tadousac (AT-22) / YP-515
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Henderson, Arthur O., USNRF13 June 1919 - 4 April 1921
    02CHBOSN Guy, Lafayette Purnell4 April 1921 - 23 July 1923
    03BOSN. Halliwell, Birney Oscar23 July 1923 - 5 November 1923
    04Bosn. Fraenzel, Albert Charles5 November 1923 - 18 October 1924
     Decomm - Struck18 October 1924 / 13 August 1938
     Reacquired - Placed in Service 5 August 1942 / 1 December 1942
    06LT. Timble, Russell P., USNR1 June 1943 - ?
    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
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To The Service Ship Photo Index Back To The Fleet Tug (AT) Photo Index Back To The Patrol Craft (YP) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 2 October 2020