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Woonsocket (YTM-754)
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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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 310 t.(fl)
    Length 107'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 12'
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 16
    Armament none
    Propulsion Diesel, single screw

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    Woonsocket 112k 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. Robert Hurst
    Woonsocket 159k 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. Robert Hurst
    Woonsocket 142k 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. Robert Hurst

    Woonsocket (YTM-754)
    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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