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YMT-10 (1929 - 1944)
YT-96 (1920 - 1949)
Tug # 96 (1919 - 1920)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Yankee - Tango
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, 10 July 1919
  • Placed in service at Mare Island as Harbor Tug No. 96, 1919
  • Designated District Harbor Tug YT-96, 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated Yard Motor Tug YMT-10, 1929
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-96, 15 May 1944
  • Assigned to Twelfth Naval District at Mare Island entire career
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, May 1947
  • Registered to Barrett G. Hindes, San Francisco, CA, as tug Molly (ON 253044), 1947
  • Later sold to Pacific Dredging Co., Paramount, CA
  • 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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    YTL-96 1906k Mare Island Navy Yard tugs assist Henley (DD-391) in the Mare Island channel after her launching on 12 January 1937. YMT-10 on the starboard side, bows on facing the camera. YMT-4 has a line at the stern. Navigator (YT-39) is visible on the port side of Henley and YMT-2 is departing the area forward of Henley.
    Darryl Baker
    Shaw 95k YMT-10 assists Shaw (DD-373) after undocking at Mare Island Navy Yard, 03 May 1942 Darryl Baker
    Kalk 109k YMT-10 assisting Kalk (DD-611) off Mare Island Navy Yard, 27 December 1942. Oil Storage Barge YOS-1 is visible beyond the tug's stack. The city of Vallejo is in the background.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 98079
    US Naval Historical Center
    YTL-96 237k YMT-10 and YMT-4 assist an unidentified CVE mooring at Mare Island, circa 1943.
    National Archives photo 80-G-K-16111 (cropped)
    Dave Wright
    Conyngham 106kYMT-10 stands by to assist Conyngham (DD-371) in the Mare Island channel, 19 May 1944. Conyngham was being overhauled at Mare Island from 18 March to 24 May 1944. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 23d.
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 2978-44.
    Darryl Baker
    YTL-96 93k Broadside view of YTL-96 at Mare Island, 02 November 1945.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 7028-45.
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history available for Harbor Tug No. 96 / YT-96 / YMT-10 / YTL-96 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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