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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
    Length 88'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 8' 9"
    Speed 10 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Fuel Capacity 30 tons
    steam, one single cylinder non-condensing (18" x 22"), 300ihp
    single propeller

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    YT-46-85 Class 83k 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.
    US Naval Historical Center

    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

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