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Metea (YN-41) (1940 - 1941)
November - India - Kilo - Whiskey
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 Laying Craft:
Built as the tug 0swell Foss by the Foss Launch & Tug Co., Tacoma, WA., in 1940
Purchased by the US Navy, 15 October 1940
Converted at Navy Yard, Puget Sound, designated Yard Net Tender YN-41
renamed Metea, 29 October 1940
Placed in service as Metea (YN-41), 5 November 1940
Allocated to the 11th Naval District at San Diego
Reclassified Yard Net Tender, Tug YNT-9, 1 May 1941
Reassigned to San Pedro, CA. 14 May 1941
Placed out of service, 18 July 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
Transferred, 31 March 1947, to the Maritime Commission for disposal
Returned to Foss Maritime, name reverted to Oswell Foss
Sold by Foss Maritime in 1975, renamed Jenny W.
Reacquired by Foss Maritime, date unknown, renamed Oswell Foss
Final Disposition, fate unknown, reported to be listed for sale at Friday Harbor, WA.
Displacement 77 t.
Beam 19' 3"
Draft 6' 6"
one Enterprise Diesel engine
single propeller, 450shp
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||Ex-Metea (YNT-9) seen here as Oswald Foss moored pierside, date and location unknown.
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||Ex-Metea (YNT-9) seen here as Oswald Foss on the hard, date and location unknown.
Photos by John Kohnen
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Metea (YN-41 / YNT-9)
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
Last Updated 21 January 2011
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