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Harbor Tug No. 71
YT-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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 215 tons
    Length 88'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 8' 9"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Fuel Capacity 30 tons
    Propulsion one 300ihp single cylinder noncondensing type engine, single screw

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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
    YT-71 142k YT-71 moored at Boston Navy Yard, March 1923. Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection, accession number 08_06_005380 (cropped) Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for Harbor Tug No. 71 / YT-71 available at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    No Information Available
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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