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YT-2 (1942 - 1944)
Iwana (YT-2) (1920 -1942)
Iwana (Harbor Tug #2) (1892 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Kilo - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - World War I Victory Medal
Bottom Row - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Wahneta Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by City Point Iron Works, Boston, MA
  • Authorized, 02 March 1889
  • Contract signed, 20 December 1890 (contract price $32,438)
  • Laid down, April 1891
  • Launched, 12 March 1892
  • Placed in service as Iwana (Harbor Tug #2) at Boston, April 1892
  • Assigned to 1st Naval District at Boston Navy Yard for entire career, 1892-1946
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-2), 17 July 1920
  • Name dropped, 05 October 1942
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug Medium YTM-2, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service. date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 April 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal, 20 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 192 tons
    Length 92'6" pp, 96'0" overall
    Beam 20'11"
    Draft 8'6"
    Speed 11.6 knots
    Complement 9
    one machine gun
    one single-ended triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine (12½-20-32 x 24)
    one coal-fired boiler
    single propeller, 450shp
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    Iwana (Harbor Tug #2)
    Iwana 109k Iwana (Harbor Tug #2) alongside USS Constitution in Boston harbor, date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Stan Svec
    Iwana 608k YT-2 with another unidentified YT behind, alongside the just launched Pipefish (SS-388) at Portsmouth Navy Yard, 12 October 1943
    USN photo courtesy of
    Dave Wright

    View the Iwana (YT-2 / YTM-2)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    No Information Available
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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