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Namontack (YNT-14) (1942 - 1945)
Namontack (YN-46) (1941 - 1942)
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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 in 1938 as the harbor tug Thomas E. Moran by Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI. for Moran Towing and Transportation Co., New York, N.Y
Purchased by the US Navy, 28 November 1940, from the Moran Towing and Transportation Co.
Renamed and classified Namontack Yard Net Tender (YN-46)
Converted to a Net Tender at the New York Navy Yard
Placed in service, 18 March 1941, at New York
Allocated to the Commandant 5th Naval District, at Norfolk, Va.
Namontack was based at Naval Amphibious Little Creek, VA. for her entire Navy career
Reclassified Net Tender, Tug (YNT-14), 1 May 1942
Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large (YTB-738), 2 August 1945
Placed out of service, 21 August 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 December 1946
Sold, 30 April 1947, to her original owners, Moran Towing and Transportation Co., New York City, N.Y., renamed Thomas E. Moran, later renamed Harriet Moran
Sold in 1975 to Wallin Marine Corp., of Staten Island, N.Y., renamed Viking
Sold, date unknown, to McAllister Towing, Georgetown, S.C., renamed Sharon Elizabeth
Final Disposition, fate unknown.
Displacement 158t (lt).
Length 94' 5"
Draft 8' 6"
Armament four .30 cal machine guns
Propulsion Diesel, single propeller
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||Moran Towing and Transportation Co. tug Thomas E. Moran underway, location unknown, circa 1938-40, prior to being acquired by the US Navy for WWII service.
||Ex-Namontack (YTB-738) underway after WWII in commercial as the Moran Towing and Transportation Co.'s harbor tug Thomas E. Moran, date and location unknown. Note reconfigured wheelhouse.
Namontack (YN-46 / YNt-14 / YTB-738)
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
US Navy Harbor Tug Boats
Last Updated 31 January 2013
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