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Numa (YTM-399)
Numa (YTB-399) (1945 - 1962)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Quebec - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down, as YTB-399 in 1944 at Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Launched, 22 November 1944
  • Delivered to the Navy, 27 April 1945
  • Placed in service as Numa (YTB-399), allocated to 12th Naval District, at San Francisco, CA.
  • Placed out of service in March 1946 and laid up in the Reserve Fleet, Astoria, OR.
  • Shifted berths to Green Cove Springs, FL. in 1954
  • Withdrawn from Reserve and reactivated in December 1954, allocated to the 6th Naval District at San Diego, CA.
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-399 in February 1962
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 December 1985
  • Sold, 31 July 2001, by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) to Burnham Associates of Salem, MA., renamed Robert W. Tomlinson
  • Final Disposition, no longer in documentation, fate unknown
    Displacement 237 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9' 7"
    Speed 12
    Complement 8
    Armament unknown
    Diesel engine
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    Numa (YTB-399)
    Numa 77k Numa (YTB-399) moored pierside San Francisco Naval Shipyard, Hunter's Point, date unknown.
    Photo courtesy Jim Logan via National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS)
    US Naval Historical Center
    Merchant Service
    Numa 78k Ex-Numa (YTB-399) as the Burnham Associates tug Robert W. Tomlinson, date and location unknown
    Photo courtesy Tugboat
    Birk Thomas

    Numa YTB-399 / YTM-399)
    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
    Tugboat Information
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