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Hopocan (YTM-728)
Hopocan (YNT-1) (1942 - 1945)
Hopocan (YN-33) (1940 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Bravo - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Yard Net Tender:
  • Built in 1937 as the Diesel tug Carmelite by Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Acquired by the Navy from the builder 16 August 1940
  • Converted for Naval service at the New York Navy Yard
  • Placed in service as Hopocan (YN-33), 9 September 1940
  • Allocated to the 15th Naval District, Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone
  • Redesignated Yard Net Tender Tug YNT-1, 8 April 1942
  • Reassigned to the 10th Naval District, Aruba-Curacao, 17 July 1942
  • Reassigned to Naval Base, Trinidad, October 1944
  • Redesignated Yard Harbor Tug, Medium YTM-728, 4 August 1945
  • Reassigned Naval Base Roosevelt Roads, P.R. in August 1945
  • Placed out of service, 2 August 1946, at Brooklyn
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 August 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal May 1947
  • Sold, date unknown, to Red Star Towing Co. New York, renamed Rosyln
  • Sold, date and owner unknown, renamed H. S. Sheridan
  • Sold, date and owner unknown, renamed Capt. Cory
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 129 t.
    Length 83'
    Beam 22' 6"
    Draft 11' 4"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Fairbanks Morse Diesel engine
    single propeller, 750shp

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    Hopocan 94k Ex-Hopocan (YTM-728) as the Red Star Towing Co. tug Rosyln, underway in New York harbor, date unknown. Fred Reep
    Hopocan 118k Ex-Hopocan (YTM-728) as the merchant tug Capt. Cory, moored pierside at Tampa, FL, March 1994.
    Photo by Robert J. Lewis
    Fred Reep

    Hopocan (YN-33 / YNT-1 / YTM-728)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy 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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