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YT-17 (1942 - 1944)
Mohawk (YT-17) (1920 - 1942)
Mohawk (Harbor Tug #17) (1898 - 1920)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Foxtrot - Bravo
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 Thomas S. Marvel & Co., Newburgh NY (YN 61)
Delivered to Cornell Steamboat Co. as tug Thomas P. Fowler (ON 145641), July 1893
Acquired by the Navy, 23 April 1898
Placed in service as Mohawk (Harbor Tug No. 17) in 1898
Assigned to Fifth Naval District at Norfolk Navy Yard, 1898-1946
Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-17), 17 July 1920
Name cancelled, 05 October 1942
Redesignated District Harbor Tug Small (YTL-17), 15 May 1944
Placed out of service, 1946
Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
Turned over to the War Shipping Administration, 01 October 1946
Sold to W.S. Sanders, Norfolk, VA, 1948
Resold to H. B. Stone Towing Co. of Wilmington, NC, name retained, 1948
Acquired by New Hanover County, NC from the Stone Towing Co. and declared derelict, 1969
Final Disposition, sunk as an artificial reef off Wrightsville Beach, NC (approx. 34° 02’ N, 077° 52’ W.), 1970
Displacement 368 tons
Beam 24' 1"
Draft 8' 8"
Speed 12 kts.
one 20X40 3/8 engine
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||Mohawk passing the laid up cruiser San Francisco (Cruiser No. 5) at Norfolk Navy Yard, September 1900.
Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 45951
||Stern view of Mohawk at Norfolk Navy Yard, September 1900.
Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 45950
||San Marcos (ex-second class battleship Texas) settles into the mud of Chesapeake Bay after being used as a target by battleship New Hampshire (Battleship No. 25), 22 March 1911. Mohawk (Harbor Tug No. 17) is in the foreground.
Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 73107
||Hercules and Mohawk moored at Norfolk with an unidentified transport dominating the background, circa 1917-1919.
||Partial view of Mohawk (YT-17) assisting Housatonic (AO-35) at Norfolk Navy Yard, 26 May 1942.
Norfolk Navy Yard photo serial 3150(42)
|Rick E. Davis
View the Mohawk (YT-17 / YTL-17)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 13 September 2020
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