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Mohawk (YT-17) (1920 - 1944)
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 in 1893, as the Steam tug as T. P. Fowler at T. S. Marval & Co., Newburgh, N.Y.
  • Launched, 21 September 1895
  • Acquired by the Navy, 23 April 1898, from the Cornell Steamboat Co.
  • Placed in service as Mohawk (Harbor Tug No. 17) in 1898
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-17), 17 July 1920
  • Name canceled in 1944 and redesignated as the unnamed District Harbor Tug Small (YTL-17)
  • Placed out of service in 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Turned over to the War Shipping Administration, 1 October 1946
  • Sold in 1948 to H. B. Stone Towing Co. of Wilmington, N.C.
  • Declared derelict in 1969 after being acquired from the Stone Towing Co. by New Hanover County
  • Final Disposition, sunk as an artificial reef off Wrightsville Beach, N.C. in 1970, approximate position of the wreck is 34 02.000 N, 077 52.000 W.
    Displacement 368 t.
    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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