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Tamaque (YNT-20) (1942 - 1945)
Tamaque (YN-52) (1941 - 1942)
November - Bravo - Foxtrot - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal - 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
Displacement 226 t.
Beam 21' 6"
Draft 10' 8"
two .30 cal machine guns
Winton Diesel engine
single propeller, 600shp
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||Ex-Tamaque (YTM-741) in commercial service as the tug Athena tied up at her moorings while awaiting sale. Photo courtesy Bill Mozinga, NAFTS.
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
Last Updated 12 November 2010
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