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Harbor Tug No. 79
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
World War I Victory Medal
District Harbor Tug No. 46 to 85 Class:
Laid down (date unknown) as the wooden-hulled Harbor Tug No. 79 at Morris Heights, N.Y.
Launched (date unknown)
Commissioned USS Harbor Tug No. 79 in 1919
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YT-79, July 1920
Decommissioned (date unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 215 t.
Draft 8' 9"
Speed 10 kts.
Fuel Capacity 30 t.
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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||Harbor Tug No. 79 soon after completion in 1919. This photo is identified both as Harbor Tug No. 79 and as Harbor Tug No. 84. If the photo was taken at the yard of the tug's builder, it is more likely Harbor Tug No. 79, built at Morris Heights, New York, opposite the northern end of Manhattan Island, than Harbor Tug No. 84, built further south at Brooklyn, New York.
US Navy photo # NH 104674 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
There is no DANFS history record for Harbor Tug No. 79 / YT-79 available at Navsource.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
No Information Available
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 20 July 2007
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