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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
US Army Tug LT-1965
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
Chicopee Class District Harbor Tug (Medium)
Laid down, date and location unknown
Launched, date unknown
Delivered to the US Army, date unknown
Acquired by the US Navy in September 1964 and placed in service as the District Harbor Tug (Medium) Woonsocket (YTM-754)
Woonsocket was assigned to the 1st Naval District at Melville, R.I.
Reassigned in April 1968 to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in September 1975
Final Disposition, disposed of by Navy sale, 1 June 1976, fate unknown
Displacement 310 t.(fl)
Speed 12 kts.
Propulsion Diesel, single screw
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||Woonsocket (YTM-754) during the America's Cup Races off Newport R.I. in 1967. Note yacht's rounding Woonsocket during the race. Woonsocket operated out of Melville, R.I. and supported the ships at Newport, Quonset Point and Davisville. Photo courtesy NAFTS, contributed by BMC Ernie Shea USN Ret.Woonsocket.
||Woonsocket (YTM-754) during the America's Cup Races off Newport R.I. in 1967. She has had her fenders removed because she was used as the 1st leg and finish line marker for the "America's Cup Race". Photo courtesy NAFTS, contributed by BMC Ernie Shea USN Ret. Woonsocket.
||BMC Ernie Shea (center) with his crew off Woonsocket (YTM-754) in the office of CAPT. Hawse (next to BMC Shea), Commanding Officer Naval Station Newport Port, R.I., circa 1967. Photo courtesy NAFTS, contributed by BMC Ernie Shea USN Ret. Woonsocket.
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 15 April 2011
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