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YMT-17 (1943 - 1944)
YT-480 (1940 - 1943)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Quebec - Alpha
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 1915 as Crowley No. 20 by Stone and Van Bergen, San Francisco, CA. for Crowley Launch and Tugboat Co., San Francisco, CA.
  • Acquired by Lillico Towing Co., date unknown, renamed Lillico No. 20
  • Acquired, date unknown, by unknown company, renamed Adolph J.
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1940, designated District Harbor Tug YT-480
  • Allocated to the 13th Naval District
  • Redesignated Yard Motor Tug YMT-17 in 1943
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug Small YTL-480 in 1944
  • Placed out of service in 1946 and turned over to the US Maritime Commission, renamed Ranger
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission in 1947 for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 59' 7"
    Beam 18' 2"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel

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    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
    Tugboat Information
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