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Pawtucket (YTM-7)
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Pawtucket (YT-7) (1920 - 1944)
Pawtucket (Harbor Tug # 7) (1899 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Quebec - Bravo
NIQB
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


District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Authorized, 03 March 1897
  • Laid down, 22 July 1898
  • Launched, 17 November 1898
  • Placed in service as Pawtucket (Harbor Tug No. 7), 1899
  • Assigned to 13th Naval District, stationed at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 1899-1946
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-7), 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium (YTM-7), 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, 13 December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Northwest Merchandising Service, date unknown
  • Purchased by R.F. Johnson, Seattle, WA and placed in service as Pawtucket (ON 261962), 1950
  • Sold to Kodiak Aleutian Salvage Co., Juneau, AK, 1955
  • Sold to Gulf Navigation & Towing, Ltd., Seward, AK, 1962
  • Destroyed by engine room fire off Outer Island, Nuka Bay, AK, 04 December 1965
    Specifications:
    Displacement 225 tons
    Length 97'
    Beam 20' 11"
    Draft 8' 7"
    Speed 12.2 knots
    Complement
    Peacetime: 9
    World War II: 16
    Armament
    three 1-pdrs (replaced by a single 20mm AA gun mount during WWII)
    Propulsion
    one single end boiler
    one vertical triple-expansion steam engine
    single propeller, 500shp
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    Pawtucket 97k Pawtucket (Harbor Tug No. 7) on the building ways at Navy Yard Mare Island, circa October 1898.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo
    Darryl Baker
    Pawtucket 88k Invitation to the launching of Pawtucket (Harbor Tug No. 7), 17 November 1898, at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo
    Darryl Baker
    Pawtucket 1493k Launch of Pawtucket (Harbor Tug No. 7), Thursday, 17 November 1898, at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA. Note the brass band on the right and the crowd, all men, shipyard employees, on the right on the dock and the steamer Ellen behind them.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo
    Darryl Baker
    Pawtucket 121k Pen and ink drawing of Pawtucket (Harbor Tug No. 7) that appeared in the San Francisco Call, 18 November 1898 K. White
    Pawtucket 1196k Pawtucket (Harbor Tug No. 7) at her fitting out berth at Navy Yard Mare Island, 1899. Note USS Mohican moored astern of Pawtucket.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo from glass negative.
    Darryl Baker
    Pawtucket 101k Pawtucket (Harbor Tug No. 7) moored pierside at Navy Yard Mare Island, circa 1899.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo
    Darryl Baker
    Pawtucket 68k Pawtucket (Harbor Tug No. 7) inboard of Sotoyomo (Harbor Tug # 9) at Navy Yard Mare Island, circa 1905.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo
    Darryl Baker
    Pawtucket 68k View of Pawtucket (YT-7) underway, date unknown.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH43691
    Darryl Baker

    Pawtucket (YT-7 / YTM-7)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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