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YMT-3 (1929 - 1944)
YT-88 (1920 - 1929)
Harbor Tug # 88 (1920 - 1922)

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, 07 November 1918
  • Placed in service at Mare Island as Harbor Tug No. 88, 1919
  • Designated District Harbor Tug YT-88, 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated Yard Motor Tug YMT-3, 1929
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-88, 15 May 1944
  • Assigned to Eleventh Naval District at San Diego entire career
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, June 1947
  • Sold to Star & Crescent Boat Company, San Diego, CA and renamed Pala (ON 253066), 1947
  • Final disposition, sank after engine room fire 20 miles off San Clemente Island, 12 April 1949
    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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    SS 143 105k YMT-3 moored forward of S-38 (SS-143) at San Diego in April 1943.
    US Navy photo # 1198-43from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard photo collection now held at Seattle NARA
    Tracy White

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-88 / YMT-3 / YTL-88 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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