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Lone Wolf (YTB-179)
Lone Wolf (YT-179) (1943 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Bravo - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Woban Class District Harbor Tug:
Laid down, 5 June 1942, at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
Launched, 21 September 1942
Placed in service, 6 April 1943 as Lone Wolf (YT-179)
Allocated to the 1st Naval District at Newport, R.I.
Reclassified Harbor District Tug, Large YTB-179, 15 May 1944
Sank at Newport, 10 December 1946, in a collision with USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98)
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 December 1946
Salvaged completed 25 July 1947, declared "not essential to the defense of the United States", 14 August 1947
Authorized for disposal, 15 August 1947
Sold 22 January 1948 to James A. O'Boyle of New York City
Acquired by New Haven Transport, renamed Dalzelleader
Renamed Victoria McAllister when McAllister Towing acquired New Haven Transport
Final Disposition sunk in 1988, raised and scrapped in 1992
Displacement 325 t.
Speed 12 kts
Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
single propeller, 1,000shp
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||Lone Wolf (YT-179) underway, date and location unknown.
||Robert Hurst, courtesy the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
||Ex-Lone Wolf (YT-179) underway as Dalzell Towing and Transportation. tug Dalzelleader, date and location unknown.
Photos by CAPT. Thomas Sullivan and Bernard Martin, courtesy Tugboat Information.com
||Ex-Lone Wolf (YT-179) out of service as McAllister Brothers Towing Co. tug Victoria McAllister, date and location unknown.
Photos by Rudy Rabi, courtesy Tugboat Information.com
Lone Wolf (YT-179 / YTB-179)
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
Last Updated 24 October 2014
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