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Wapasha (YTB-737)
Wapasha (YNt-13) (1942 - 1945)
Wapasha (YN-45) (1941 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
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
  • Commercial Service
    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"
    Beam 25'
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed 13 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament two .30 cal machine guns
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller

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    Commercial Service
    YN-45 87k Moran Towing and Transportation Co. tug William J. Moran prior to WWII. Birk Thomas
    YN-45 70k
    YN-45 28k 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. Birk Thomas
    YN-45 55k Ex-Wapasha (YTB-737) in commercial service as the Eklof Marine Corp., Staten Island, N.Y. tug Yankee circa 1970s.
    Photo courtesy Geoff Wood
    Birk Thomas

    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 - YNT-13 "Wapasha"
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