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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Withdrawn from reserve and reactivated in January 1951 to resume duties as a harbor tug at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.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"
Speed 12 kts.
one Diesel engine
single propeller 1000shp
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||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
Last Updated 14 August 2009
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