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Harbor Tug No. 47
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
World War I Victory Medal
District Harbor Tug No. 46 to 85 Class:
Built by Navy Yard, Charleston, SC
Contracted, 22 May 1918
Laid down, 17 October 1918
Launched, 19 June 1919
Delivered as Harbor Tug No. 47, 1919
Assigned to 6th Naval District at Charleston, 1919-1921
Designated District Harbor Tug YT-47, 17 July 1920
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold to William F. Strang, Rochester, NY, renamed Genesee (ON 222418), 1922
Sold to Marine Transit Corporation, New York NY, fitted with a 240hp diesel and renamed Edwin Chilton, 1927
Sold to Standard Towing Corporation, New York, NY, 1937
Renamed Joan Wood, 1945
Sold to Kehoe Brothers Transporation Co., Brooklyn, NY and renamed Clayton P. Kehoe, 1949
Final disposition, still active 1965
Displacement 215 tons displacement
Draft 8' 9"
Speed 10 knots
Fuel Capacity 30 tons
steam, one single cylinder non-condensing (18" x 22"), 300ihp
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||Harbor Tug No. 46 to 85 outboard profile of the Harbor Tug No. 46 class (Nos 46 through 85). This plan by the Navy's Bureau of Construction and Repair is dated 25 April 1919 and is signed by the bureau's chief, Naval Constructor David W. Taylor, USN. Its number is C&R No. 60815.
These tugs measured 88 feet in length and 20 feet in beam, displaced 215 tons, and had a designed speed of 10 knots.
US Navy photo # NH 104706 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
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There is no DANFS history record for Harbor Tug No. 47 / YT-47 available at Navsource.
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 25 January 2016
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