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Namontack (YTB-738)
Namontack (YNT-14) (1942 - 1945)
Namontack (YN-46) (1941 - 1942)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Foxtrot - November
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
  • Commercial Service
    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
    Acquired, date unknown, to McAllister Towing, Georgetown, S.C., renamed Sharon Elizabeth
    Acquired by the Zenith Tug Boat Co. of Duluth, MN., date unknown, renamed Statesboro
    Acquired by Busch Marine Services of Freeland, MI., date unknown, renamed Barbara Merry Busch
    Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    Displacement 158t (lt).
    Length 94' 5"
    Beam 25'
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament four .30 cal machine guns
    Propulsion Diesel, single propeller

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    Commercial Service
    Namontack 87k 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. Mike Green
    Namontack 137k Ex-Namontack (YTB-738) as the McAllister Towing of Georgetown, S, C. harbor tug Sharon Moran moored pierside, date and location unknown. Courtesy Birk Thomas, TugBoat
    Namontack 106k Ex-Namontack (YTB-738) as the Zenith Tug Boat Co. of Duluth, MN. harbor tug Statesboro moored pierside, date and location unknown. Courtesy Birk Thomas, TugBoat

    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
    TugBoat Information - YN -46 "Namontack"
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    Last Updated 15 August 2014