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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
YT-466 (1940 - 1944)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Whiskey - Xray
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, as the commercial tug Chipola (US flag, ON 240252, c/s WGOC) at Avondale Marine Ways, Westwego LA.
Acquired by the US Navy in 1940, name withdrawn
Allocated to the 5th Naval District, Norfolk, VA.
Placed in service circa 1940 as YT-466
Redesignated Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-466, 15 May 1944
Placed out of service circa 1945-46
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
Sold by the War Shipping Administration in 1946 to A. J. Harper Lighterage and Towing Co, Baltimore MD, renamed A. J. Harper (US flag, ON 240252)
Resold in 1976 to Captain Ship Chandlery Inc, Baltimore MD. renamed Martom
Converted in 1994 to a live-aboard at Baltimore MD. renamed Wildflower
Sold in the 1990s to James B Pumphrey, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Converted to a yacht, circa 1990s, reengined M 500bhp Detroit Diesel type 12-71 (c/s WA2088)
Sold in 2007 to Michael & Mark Shafer, Algonac MI. (reg Algonac MI)
Current Disposition, reported in May 2010 as arrived in the Mediterranean on board cargo ship MV Danzigergracht
Displacement 117 grt
Length 75' 5"
Beam 20' 1"
Draft 10' 1"
Propulsion National Supply Co., Springfield, OH. M8cyl 4SA 122nhp Diesel engine
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||YTM-466 underway in Chesapeake Bay off the Mine Warfare School, Yorktown, VA., 17 May 1945. A US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
There is no DANFS history available for YTM-466 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
Last Updated 16 May 2014
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