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YTL-16
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YT-16 (1942 - 1944)
Modoc (YT-16) (1920 - 1942)
Modoc (1898 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Delta - Sierra
NBDS
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
World War I Victory Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Steam Tug:
  • Built by John H. Dialogue & Son, Camden NJ
  • Built for American Towing Co. as tug Enterprise (ON 136168)
  • Acquired by the Navy, 29 April 1898
  • Placed in service as Modoc at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1898
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-16), 17 July 1920
  • Name canceled, 05 October 1942
  • Redesignated as the unnamed District Harbor Tug Small YTL-16, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, 30 January 1947
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold to Charles E. Banks Towing, Camden, NJ and renamed Flo, 1947
  • Final disposition, scrapped 1972
    Specifications:
    Displacement 240 tons
    Length 96'
    Beam 21'
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement 7
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    one compound steam engine
    one single-end coal fired boiler
    single propeller 175shp
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    L-1 731k "CARRIED" EIGHTY-FIVE MILES.
    The United States submarine L-1 (SS-40), rammed last week by a pilot-boat off the Delaware capes, came into the Philadelphia Navy Yard yesterday, supported by tho salvage tug USS Kalmia (AT-23) (left) and the navy yard tug Modoc (YT-16). At the right can be seen an ten-inch pump line from the which kept the water out of the engine hatch-room of the submersible during the trip from Lowes, Del. A smaller pump line worked from the Modoc.
    Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
    Photo from Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 08 February 1921, NIGHT EXTRA, Image 24, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
    PDF added 12/02/10.
    Modoc 1037k Modoc (YT-16) moored at Pier 1, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 05 June 1926.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 45946
    Dave Wright

    Modoc (YT-16 / YTL-16)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    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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    Last Updated 17 June 2016