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Canonicus (YTM-187)
Canonicus (YT-187) (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Romeo - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Built, in 1940-41, as the harbor tug Thomas E. Moran for the Moran Towing Co. at Beaumont, TX.
  • Launched, 1941
  • Purchased by the US Navy from John E. Moore, New York, 1 May 1941
  • Reamed Canonicus (YT-187), placed in service and allocated to the 1st, Naval District
  • Reassigned, date unknown, to the 5th Naval District
  • Redesigned Harbor Tug Medium, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred, 30 April 1947, to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Reacquired by the Moran Towing Co., date unknown, renamed Mary Moran
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 133 t.
    Length 93'
    Beam 22'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel-electric, single propeller, 750shp

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    Canonicus 52k Ex-Canonicus (YTM-187) in commercial service, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy US Navy Harbor Tug Boats web site.
    Paul Smith

    Canonicus (YT-187 / YTM-187)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval 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

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