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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  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1940, name withdrawn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"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion National Supply Co., Springfield, OH. M8cyl 4SA 122nhp Diesel engine

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    YTM-466 228k 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. Paul Smith

    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

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