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USS Catawba (YTM-32)
USS Catawba (YT-32) (1920 - 1944)
USS Howard Green (ID-2200) (1918 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
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
    Displacement 230t.
    Length 92'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 11'
    Speed 12 kts..
    Complement unknown
    Armament two 2-pdrs, one machine gun
    Propulsion steam, single screw

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    Howard Greene 75k 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.
    US Naval Historical Center

    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

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