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Neswage (YN-49) (1940)
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
District Craft Net Tender Tug:
Built in 1939 as the tug Ruth Freese by Anderson & Christofani, San Francisco, CA.
Purchased by the Navy from her owners, H. R. Kage & C. L. Crany, 28 November 1940
Placed in service, 27 December 1940, as Neswage (YN-49)
Converted late in 1940 to Yard Net Tender Tug (YNT-17)
Placed out of service, 17 September 1946
Struck from the Navy Register 30 December 1946
Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 16 April 1947, for disposal
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 49t .
Length 64' 9"
Draft 8' 5"
Speed 10 kts
one Enterprise Diesel engine
single propeller 300shp
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||Civilian tug Ruth Freese underway probably in San Francisco Bay, circa, 1939, during builders trials.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. None a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
Neswage (YN-49 / YNT-17)
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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