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YMT-1 (1929 - 1944)
YT-86 (1920 - 1929)
Harbor Tug No. 86 (1918 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Quebec - Papa
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Laid down, date unknown
  • Launched, 15 October 1918
  • Placed in service at Mare Island as Harbor Tug No. 86, 1919
  • Designated District Harbor Tug YT-86, 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated Yard Motor Tug YMT-1, 1929
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-86, 15 May 1944
  • Assigned to Eleventh Naval District at San Diego, 1920- 1946
  • Placed out of service, January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, February 1946
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, September 1946
  • Sold to Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co., Seattle, WA, and renamed Trox (ON 250850), 1946
  • Renamed Eddy, 1949
  • Renamed Tom, 1950
  • Final disposition, still active 1965
    Displacement 54 tons
    Length 65'
    Beam 16' 2"
    Draft 6' 2"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    one Union 4 cylinder, 4 cycle gasoline engine, 150shp
    single 12" X 15" propeller
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    YT-118 414k Decommissioned USS Long (DD-209), with freight lighter YF-54 alongside, being removed from the Reserve Fleet at San Diego by YT-86 at her bow and YT-118 at her stern. Note YT-118 still has her original designation '3187' painted on her port bow. Darryl Baker
    YMT-1 796k YMT-1 photographed circa the late 1930s, probably at San Diego, CA.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 104621
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-86 / YMT-1 / YTL-86 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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