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Metea (YNT-9)
Metea (YN-41) (1940 - 1941)

International Radio Call Sign:
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.
    Length 70'
    Beam 19' 3"
    Draft 6' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    one Enterprise Diesel engine
    single propeller, 450shp
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    Metea 42k Ex-Metea (YNT-9) seen here as Oswald Foss moored pierside, date and location unknown. Birk I Thomas
    Metea 81k Ex-Metea (YNT-9) seen here as Oswald Foss on the hard, date and location unknown.
    Photos by John Kohnen
    Birk I Thomas
    Metea 57k

    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

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