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422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small:
  • Laid down, circa 1943, at Everett-Pacific Co., Everett, WA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service as District Harbor Tug YT-434 in the 12th Naval District, Navy Yard Mare Island in 1944, Vallejo, CA.
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-434, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1985
  • Disposed of by title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 1 September 1985
  • Current Disposition, active National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
    Displacement 70 t.(lt) 80 t. (fl)
    Length 66' 2"
    Beam 17'
    Draft 4' 11"
    Speed unknown
    Complement 4
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw, 300shp

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    YTL-432 239k YTL-434 assists Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600) into dry dock #3 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 13 February 1961, for the submarines commissioning ceremony. Darryl Baker
    Plunger 835k Plunger (SSN-595) in the middle of the Mare Island Channel after her launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Note YTL 434 is in the background. Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 53364-12-61 courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl Baker.
    Photo added 12/21/12
    YTL-435 1941k USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) returns to Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 10 February 1965 after a shakedown cruise and missile test-firing. Harbor tugs YTL-435, YTL-434, Orono (YTM-190) and Lelaka (YTB 514) nudge the submarine into her berth.
    File name: SSBN 634 66640-2-65 TH
    Darryl Baker
    Guitarro 916k With YTL-434 at her bow and DeKaury (YTM-178) with Satanta (YTM-270) and Sea Mule (YTL-614) at her stern the new nuclear attack submarine Guitarro (SSN-655) is on her way to dry dock to drop her launching cradle, 27 July 1968. Note there is an unidentified YTB in the background.
    US Navy Photo # 86063-7-68, courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
    Darryl Baker
    Hawkbill 1.5m YTL-434, YTL-435 and Dekaury (YTM-178) in mid channel assisting Hawkbill (SSN-666) to the dry dock, 12 April 1969 after the submarine was launched at Mare Island Naval Ship.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 90952-4-69
    Darryl Baker
    YTL-432 67k YTL-434 Craftmaster BM1 J.D. Hanks at Naval Shipyard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., circa 1974.
    Photo courtesy of Ray Longaker and Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
    Robert Hurst
    Maritime Administration
    YTL-434 125k Ex-YTL-434 in service for the Maritime Administration at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. moored starboard side to with other tugs at the reserve fleet. The three larger tugs are the MARAD tug Blackhawk, ex-Chilkat (YTM-773) and the MARAD tug Black Kite Photo by Jason Loger
    YTL-434 5710k
    Private Ownership
    YTL-432 2239k Eugene-H (ex-YTL-434) moored outboard of ex-USS LSSL-102 at Mare Island, 26 July 2011 Photo by Phil Mattingly

    There is no DANFS history available for YTL-434 at NavSource
    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

    Mike McCullough Photo Collection of YTL-434
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    Last Updated 11 January 2013