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ex-Advance (ID 3057)

Tug: Built in 1912 by M. M. Davis, Solomons Island, MD; Acquired by the Navy in July 1918; Commissioned Advance (ID 3057), 27 July 1918; Reclassified as a Harbor Tug, YT-28, 17 July 1920; Decommissioned 7 June 1933 at Norfolk, VA; Struck from the Naval Register 12 December 1933; Sold 14 June 1934 to Martin J. Carroll, Brooklyn, NY. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 167 t.; Length 107' 6"; Beam 22' 8"; Draft 11' 5"; Speed 11 kts.; Complement 14; Armament none.

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Advance 65k Photographed prior to World War I.
US Navy Photo NH 100589
Naval Historical Center
Advance 162k In dry dock, probably after World War I.
US Navy Photo NH 100576
Naval Historical Center

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: In June or July 1918, the fourth Advance (Id. No. 3057)—a tug built in 1912 at Solomons Island, Md., by M. M. Davis—was acquired by the Navy from A. J. Taylor & Bros., Washington, D.C., and was placed in commission on 27 July 1918. For the duration of World War I, she served as a patrol vessel assigned to the 5th Naval District and was based at Norfolk, Va. Following the end of hostilities, she became a harbor tug at Norfolk and remained so employed for the rest of her Navy career. She was designated YT-28 on 17 July 1920 when the Navy adopted the alphanumeric system of hull designations. Advance remained active at Norfolk until 7 June 1933, when she was decommissioned and berthed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 12 December 1933; and she was sold to Mr. Martin J. Carroll, Brooklyn, N.Y., on 14 June 1934.

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