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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Withdrawn from Reserve and reactivated in December 1954, allocated to the 6th Naval District at San Diego, CA.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.
Draft 9' 7"
single propeller, 1,200shp
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||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)
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||Ex-Numa (YTB-399) as the Burnham Associates tug Robert W. Tomlinson, date and location unknown
Photo courtesy Tugboat Information.com
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
Last Updated 24 October 2014
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