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YTM-24
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YT-24 (1942 - 1944)
USS Tecumseh (YT-24) (1920 - 1942)
USS Tecumseh (1898 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Lima - Mike
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Spanish Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal
Bottom Row - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Steel-hulled Steam Tug:
  • Built by John H. Dialogue & Son, Camden, NJ (YN 338)
  • Completed as the steam tug Edward Luckenbach (ON 136548) for Lewis Luckenbach & Co., 1896
  • Purchased by the Navy for $45,000, 02 April 1898
  • Commissioned USS Tecumseh at New York City, 06 April 1898, Lt. George R. Evans in command
  • Decommissioned, 17 September 1898
  • Recommissioned, 1899
  • Decommissioned, 01 July 1911
  • Recommissioned, date unknown
  • Sunk at her pier at the Washington Navy Yard, 22 October 1919
  • Decommissioned, 01 April 1920
  • Designated District Harbor Tug (YT-24), 17 July 1920
  • Recommissioned, sometime between July 1921 and January 1922
  • Name canceled, 05 October 1942
  • Redesignated Harbor District Tug, Medium YTM-24, 15 May 1944
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 05 June 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 22 August 1946
  • Sold to Victory Towing Co., New Orleans, LA, resuming old name Edward Luckenbach, 1947
  • Acquired by E.N. Bisso & Son, New Orleans, LA, 1951
    Specifications:
    Displacement 214 tons displacement
    Length 88' 6"
    Beam 21' 6"
    Draft 9' 3" (mean)
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 15
    Armament one 1-pdr, one Gatling gun
    Propulsion steam vertical inverted triple expansion, single screw

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    Tecumseh 65k USS Tecumseh ferrying Sailors and Marines from ship to shore, probably at the Washington Navy Yard, date unknown. Bill Gonyo

    USS Tecumseh (YT-24/YTM-24)
    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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