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Geronimo (YTM-119)
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USS YT-119 (1933 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Golf - Delta
NAGD
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, 1931-33, at Navy Yard Boston, MA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Commissioned, USS YT-119, 7 March 1933
  • USS YT-119 was present at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
  • Decommissioned and placed in service as Geronimo (YTM-119), 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, 30 April 1946, at Honolulu, T.H.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 December 1946
  • Sold by the War Assets Administration to John Hanson, 23 July 1948
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS YT-119 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 270 t.
    Length 98'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 8' 1"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion
    Diesel-electric
    single propeller, 834shp
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    YT-119 128k USS YT-119 underway, date and location unknown. Jon Burdett
    BB-44 California172k YT-119 stands by as USS California (BB-44) crosses the sill of the drydock at Navy Yard Pearl Harbor, after being refloated, 9 April 1942.
    Photo Source: NARA San Francisco, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard General Correspondence files 1941-45.
    Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large.

    USS YT-119 / Geronimo (YTM-119)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval Historical Center
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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