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Pawtucket (YTM-359)
Pawtucket (YTB-359) (1944 - 1962)
Pawtucket (YT-359) (1943 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Charlie - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Allaquippa Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down in 1943 under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 211) at Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the Navy, 30 March 1943 and placed in service as Pawtucket (YT-359), assigned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large YTB-359, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, in reserve in March 1946 at Philadelphia
  • Withdrawn from reserve and reactivated in January 1951 to resume duties as a harbor tug at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-359 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sunk as an addition to Artificial Reef (AR-455) off Brunswick County, N.C., 26 July, 2004
    Displacement 206 t.
    Length 102' 2"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament unknown
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller 1000shp
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    Pawtucket 67k Pawtucket (YTB-359) underway, circa 1971, probably in the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia, PA. Robert Hurst, courtesy Paul Smith, Webmaster U.S. Navy Harbor Tugs Boats web site

    Pawtucket (YT-359 / YTB-359 / YTM-359)
    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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