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Wapasha (YNt-13) (1942 - 1945)
Wapasha (YN-45) (1941 - 1942)
November - Uniform - Foxtrot - Mike
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Yard Net Laying Craft:
Built in 1938 as the harbor tug William J. Moran by Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI. for Moran Towing and Transportation Co., New York, N.Y
Acquired by the US Navy, 9 December 1940, from the Moran Towing and Transportation Co.
Renamed and classified Wapasha Yard Net Tender (YN-45)
Converted to a Net Tender at the New York Navy Yard
Placed in service, 27 January 1941, at New York
Allocated to the Commandant 1st Naval District, at Boston, MA..
Wapasha was based at the Naval Training Center Newport, R.I. and tended nets in Narragansett Bay
Reclassified Net Tender, Tug (YNt-13), 8 April 1942
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large (YTB-737), 4 August 1945
Placed out of service, 11 February 1947
Struck from the Naval Register, 11 March 1947
Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal, 16 May 1947
Reacquired by Moran, Towing Co, New York, N.Y., in 1947, renamed Anne Moran
Sold in 1976 to Solvent Tanker Corp., of Staten Island, N.Y., renamed Yankee
Sold, date unknown, to Eklof Marine Corp., Staten Island, N.Y., name retained
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1993
Displacement 200t (lt).
Length 94' 5"
Draft 8' 6"
Speed 13 kts.
Armament two .30 cal machine guns
Propulsion Diesel, single propeller
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||Moran Towing and Transportation Co. tug William J. Moran prior to WWII.
||Ex-Wapasha (YTB-737) in commercial service as the Moran Towing and Transportation Co. tug Ann Moran underway in heavy seas, date and location unknown.
||Ex-Wapasha (YTB-737) in commercial service as the Eklof Marine Corp., Staten Island, N.Y. tug Yankee circa 1970s.
Photo courtesy Geoff Wood
Wapasha (YN-45 / YNt-13 / YTB-737)
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
Tugboat Information.com - YNT-13 "Wapasha"
Last Updated 22 August 2014
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