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Metacom (YTM-740)
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Metacom (YNT-19) (1942 - 1945)
Metacom (YN-51) (1940 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Tango - Oscar
NATO
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Yard Net Tender:
  • Completed in January 1940 as the tug Joseph Mesick at H.A. Marvel, Newbrugh, N.Y.
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1940 from Messick Towing & Transportation Co. Inc., N.Y.
  • Delivered to the US Navy, 8 November 1940
  • Renamed Metacom, 2 December 1940
  • Converted for Naval Service at the New York Navy Yard
  • Placed in service as the Yard Net Tender Metacom (YN-51), 11 March 1941
  • Allocated to the 3rd Naval District
  • Redesignated Yard Net Tender Tug YNT-19, 8 April 1942
  • Reassigned to TU 90.3.1, Eastern Sea Frontier Force
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug Medium YTM-740, 4 August 1945
  • Placed out of service, 30 August 1946, at Brooklyn, N. Y.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 December 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 26 February 1947, for delivery to her owner, returned to service as the tug Joseph Mesick
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 226 t.
    Length 104' 4 12&frac
    Beam 26' 11"
    Draft 10' 5"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    two .30 cal machine guns
    Propulsion
    Diesel engine
    single propeller
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    Metacom 154k Metacom (YN-51) underway off New York City, 5 March 1941 a few days before completion of conversion.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 19-N-23970 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections for the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Robert Hurst
    Metacom 131k Metacom (YN-51) underway off New York City, 5 March 1941 a few days before completion of conversion.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 19-N-23968 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections for the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
    Mike Green

    Metacom (YN-51 / YNT-19 / YTM-740)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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    Last Updated 18 May 2012