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YMT-9 (1929 - 1945)
YT-95 (1920 - 1929)
Motor Tug # 95 (1919 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Zulu - Lima
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, 14 April 1919
  • Placed in service at Mare Island as Harbor Tug No. 95, 1919
  • Designated District Harbor Tug YT-95, 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated Yard Motor Tug YMT-9, 1929
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-95, 15 May 1944
  • Assigned to Twelfth Naval District at Mare Island entire career
  • Placed out of service, September 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, November 1946
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, June 1947
  • Registered to Henry D. Edwards, Jr., Portland, OR, as tug Rossisle (ON 253225), 1947
  • Later registered to Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co., Portland, OR
  • 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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    Motor Tug # 95
     YT-95 50k Motor Tug No. 95 off Mare Island near the beginning of her career.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 41607
    Robert Hurst
    Smith 160k YMT-9 alongside Smith (DD-378) immediately after launching at Mare Island Navy Yard, 29 February 1936. Darryl Baker
    Smith 144k YMT-9 forward, and Navigator (YT-39) aft, assist Smith (DD-378) on her way to her outfitting berth, 20 February 1936. Darryl Baker
    Helm 111k YMT-9 alongside Helm (DD-388) at Mare Island, 02 May 1944. Bagley (DD-386) is moored inboard of Helm.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 2637-44.
    Darryl Baker
    YW-102 68k YTL-95 assisting YW-102 to her outfitting berth at Mare Island immediately after launching, 15 July 1944.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 4541-44.
    Darryl Baker
    YW-105 43k YTL-95 assisting YW-105 to her outfitting berth at Mare Island immediately after launching, 16 January 1945.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 447-44.
    Darryl Baker
    YW-102 56k YTL-95 off the port side of YW-102 while underway off Mare Island, 26 January 1945.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # Photo 637-1-45 1/26/45..
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history available for YT-95 / YMT-9 / YTL-95 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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