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

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Foxtrot - November
NUFN
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 by DeFoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City MI (YN 161)
  • Delivered to Moran Towing & Transportation Co., New York, NY as the harbor tug Thomas E. Moran (ON 237794)
  • Purchased by the US Navy, 28 November 1940
  • Renamed and classified Yard Net Tender Namontack (YN-46)
  • Converted to a Net Tender at the New York Navy Yard
  • Placed in service at New York, 18 March 1941
  • Allocated to the 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), 01 May 1942
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug, Large (YTB-738), 02 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, NY, renamed Thomas E. Moran, later renamed Harriet Moran
    Sold to Wallin Marine Corp., of Staten Island, NY, renamed Viking, 1975
    Acquired by Georgetown Towing, Georgetown, SC and renamed Georgetown, 1993
    Georgetown Towing bought by McAllister Towing, renamed Sharon Elizabeth, 1999
    Acquired by the Zenith Tug Boat Co. of Duluth, MN, renamed Statesboro, 2005
    Acquired by Busch Marine Services of Freeland, MI, renamed Barbara Merry Busch, 2006
    Final Disposition, lying idle at Busch Marine, Carrollton, MI since 2007
    Specifications:
    Displacement 158 tons (light)
    Length 94' 5"
    Beam 25'
    Draft 8' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament four .30 cal machine guns
    Propulsion Cleveland 12-278A 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, SC harbor tug Sharon Elizabeth moored pierside, date and location unknown. Courtesy Birk Thomas, tugboatinformation.com
    Namontack 137k Ex-Namontack (YTB-738) as the McAllister Towing of Georgetown, SC harbor tug Sharon Elizabeth moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Courtesy Birk Thomas, tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst
    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, tugboatinformation.com
    Namontack 106k Ex-Namontack (YTB-738) as harbor tug Barbara Merry Busch lying idle at Carrollton, MI, date unknown. Note her new name was never painted on.
    Courtesy Birk Thomas, tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst

    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" Great Lakes Tugs & Workboats - Barbara Merry Busch
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    Last Updated 28 August 2015