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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
  • Merchant Service
    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.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 14
    Armament two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    single propeller, 1,000shp

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    Lone Wolf (YT-179)
    Lone Wolf 61k Lone Wolf (YT-179) underway, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst, courtesy the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    Merchant Service
    Lone Wolf 69k 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
    Birk Thomas
    Lone Wolf 68k
    Lone Wolf 43k 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
    Birk Thomas
    Lone Wolf 52k

    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
    Tugboat Information
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