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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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USS YT-119 (1933 - 1944)
November - Alpha - Golf - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Pearl Harbor)
Bottom Row - American Defense Service Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
District Harbor Tug:
Built by Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA
Authorized, August 1931
Laid down, date unknown
Launched, 20 December 1932
Commissioned, YT-119, 07 March 1933
Assigned to Fourteenth Naval District at Pearl Harbor, 1933 - 1946
Named Geronimo, date unknown
YT-119 was present at Pearl Harbor, 07 December 1941
Decommissioned and placed in service as Geronimo (YTM-119), 15 May 1944
Placed out of service at Honolulu, TH, 30 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 December 1946
Sold by the WSA War Assets Administration to John Hanson, 23 July 1948
Registered to Crowley Launch & Tugboat Co., San Francisco, CA, as tug Navigator (ON 260386), 1950
Final disposition, still extant 1975
Geronimo (YTM-119) earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 270 tons
Draft 8' 1"
single propeller, 834shp
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||Article about launch of YT-119 at Boston Navy Yard, from The Boston Globe, 20 December 1932.
||YT-119 underway, date and location unknown.
||YT-119 stands by as USS California (BB-44) crosses the sill of the drydock at Navy Yard Pearl Harbor, after being refloated, 09 April 1942.
Photo Source: NARA San Francisco, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard General Correspondence files 1941-45.
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USS YT-119 / Geronimo (YTM-119)
DANFS history entry located at the Naval History & Heritage Command website
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 17 December 2018
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