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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.
Beam 24' 1"
Draft 8' 8"
Speed 12 kts.
one 20X40 3/8 engine
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 7 August 2009
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