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Tamaque (YTM-741)
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Tamaque (YNT-20) (1942 - 1945)
Tamaque (YN-52) (1941 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Bravo - Foxtrot - Uniform
NBFU
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 1939 as the steel-hulled tug John E. Matton by John E. Matton & Son, Inc., Waterford, N.Y.
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 19 December 1940
  • Renamed Tamaque, 2 December 1940
  • Converted for Naval Service at the New York Navy Yard
  • Placed in service as the Yard Net Tender Tamaque (YN-52), 29 January 1941, at New York City
  • Allocated to the 1st Naval District at Boston, MA.
  • Reallocated to the 14th Naval District, Pearl Harbor, date uknown
  • Redesignated Yard Net Tender Tug YNT-20, 8 April 1942
  • Redesignated Harbor Tug Medium YTM-741, 4 August 1945
  • Placed out of service, 20 December 1945, at Marginal Wharf, South Boston, MA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 January 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 5 September 1946, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 226 t.
    Length 81'
    Beam 21' 6"
    Draft 10' 8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament
    two .30 cal machine guns
    Propulsion
    Winton Diesel engine
    single propeller, 600shp

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    Tamaque 77k Ex-Tamaque (YTM-741) in commercial service as the tug Athena tied up at her moorings while awaiting sale. Photo courtesy Bill Mozinga, NAFTS. Robert Hurst

    Tamaque (YN-52 / YNT-20 / YTM-741)
    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

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