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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
YT-90 (1920 - 1929)
Motor Tug # 90 (1919 - 1920)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Pearl Harbor) - American Defense Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
District Harbor Tug:
Built by Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, TH
Laid down, date unknown
Launched, date unknown
Placed in service at Mare Island as Harbor Tug No. 90, 1919
Designated District Harbor Tug YT-90, 17 July 1920
Redesignated Yard Motor Tug YMT-5, 1929
Assigned to Sixteenth Naval District at Pearl Harbor entire career
YMT-5 was present during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941
Hull condemned and machinery salvaged, 22 March 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, 16 May 1944
Final disposition, scrapped at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard
YMT-5 earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 54 tons
Beam 16' 2"
Draft 6' 2"
one Union 4 cylinder, 4 cycle gasoline engine, 150shp
single 12" X 15" propeller
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||YT-90 underway at Pearl Harbor, TH, near the beginning of her career, circa 1922-24.
Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 41604
||YMT-5 passing down the port side of Nevada (BB-36) at Pearl Harbor, date unknown.
US Navy photo, now in the collections of the US National Archives
There is no DANFS history available for YT-90 / YMT-5 at NavSource
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 07 April 2017
This page was created by Gary P. Priolo and is maintained by David L. Wright|