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Manistee (YTB-173)
Manistee (YT-173) (1941 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Bravo - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2)

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Harry A. Marvel & Company, Newburgh, NY (YN 226)
  • Completed as the harbor tug Carrie T. Meseck (ON 240611) for Meseck Towing Lines, Inc., New York, NY, 1941
  • Purchased for $285,000 by the Navy, 29 May 1941
  • Converted for naval service at Navy Yard, New York
  • Placed in service as Manistee (YT-173), 8 August 1941
  • Assigned to 3rd Naval District at New York, 1941-1946
  • Redesigned District Harbor Tug (large) YTB-173, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, 30 August 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 December 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 26 February 1947
  • Sold to Meseck Towing Lines, Inc. New York, renamed Carrie T. Meseck
  • Renamed Susan A. Moran when Moran acquired Meseck, 1955
  • Transferred to Moran affiliate Curtis Bay Towing, Baltimore, MD and renamed Wagners Point, 1958
  • Sold to John E. Moore Co., Baltimore, MD, to be stripped for reefing, 1990
  • Scuttled as artifical reef off New Jersey coast, 1991
    Displacement 226 tons
    Length 104' 4"
    Beam 28' 6"
    Draft 13' 2"
    Speed 13 knots
    Complement unknown
    two .30 cal machine guns
    one reciprocating engine
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Manistee 71k ex-Manistee (YTB-173) in commerical service as Wagners Point, on the Delaware River at Philadelphia, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy
    Robert Hurst

    Manistee (YT-173)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
    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
    Allaquippa Class Harbor Tug schematic
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