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USS Catawba (YTM-32)
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USS Catawba (YT-32) (1920 - 1944)
USS Howard Green (ID-2200) (1918 - 1920)
November - Alpha - Oscar - Yankee
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 Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
District Harbor Tug:
Built as the steam tug Howard Greene in 1917 at Baltimore Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, MD.
Launched, date unknown
Acquired by the Navy, 11 February 1918
Commissioned USS Howard Greene (ID # 2200), 2 February 1918
Renamed District Harbor Tug USS Catawaba (YT-32), 20 July 1920
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-32, 15 May 1944
Decommissioned, 26 December 1946, at Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal in 1946
Sold to Lockwood Bros., Charleston, S.C., date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Speed 12 kts..
Armament two 2-pdrs, one machine gun
Propulsion steam, single screw
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||The civilian tug Howard Greene photographed in the ice by her builder, the Baltimore Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co., was commissioned by the Navy, 2 February 1918 as USS Howard Greene (ID # 2200). She was renamed Catawba and reclassified YT-32 in July 1920. The Navy disposed of this tug through the Maritime Commission on 26 December 1946.
US Navy photo # NH 96307 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
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USS Howard Greene / USS Catawba (YT-32) / USS Catawba (YTM-32)
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
Last Updated 12 December 2014
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