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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
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-17), 17 July 1920
  • Name canceled, 1942
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug Small (YTL-17), 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service in 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Turned over to the War Shipping Administration, 01 October 1946
  • Sold 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
    Length 94'
    Beam 24' 1"
    Draft 8' 8"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    one 20X40 3/8 engine
    single propeller
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