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Harbor Tug No. 71
District Harbor Tug No. 46 to 85 Class:
Built by Luders Marine Construction, Stamford, CT
Contracted, 05 June 1918
Laid down, 01 July 1918
Launched, 31 December 1918
Placed in service as Harbor Tug No. 71, 31 March 1919
Assigned to First Naval District at Boston
Decommissioned, date unknown
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YT-71, 17 July 1920
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold to Newark & New York Tow Boat Co., Newark, NJ and renamed Taylor (ON 228904), 1929
Registered to Passaic & New York Tow Boat Co., Newark, NJ, 1938
Sold to Coney Island Towing Line, New York, NY, 1942
Sold to Mears Bros. Inc., New York, NY, renamed Bernard McGreevy, 1945
Renamed Thos. S. Mears, 1948
Final disposition, dismantled 1958
Displacement 215 tons
Draft 8' 9"
Speed 10 kts.
Fuel Capacity 30 tons
Propulsion one 300ihp single cylinder noncondensing type engine, single screw
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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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||YT-71 moored at Boston Navy Yard, March 1923. Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection, accession number 08_06_005380 (cropped)
There is no DANFS history record for Harbor Tug No. 71 / YT-71 available at Navsource.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
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