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Harbor Tug No. 73 (1919 - 1920)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug No. 46 to 85 Class:
  • Built by Luders Marine Construction, Stamford, CT
  • Laid down, 28 August 1918
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed as the wooden-hulled Harbor Tug No. 73, 1919
  • Assigned to First Naval District at Boston, 1919-1936
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug YT-73, 17 July 1920
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 January 1936
  • Sold, 22 December 1936
  • Registered to Delaware Towing Co., New York, NY, as tugboat Arthur F. Mears (ON 235943), 1937
  • Final disposition, dismantled 1960
    Displacement 215 tons
    Length 88'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 8' 9"
    Speed 10 knots
    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.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 104706
    62k YT-73 moored inboard of Navy district patrol boat YP-5 at the Boston Navy Yard, date unknown.
    US Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. BOSTS-14804
    Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP
    76k YT-73 moored at Boston Navy Yard, mid-1930s. Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for Harbor Tug No. 73 / YT-73 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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