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Neswage (YNT-17)
Neswage (YN-49) (1940)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Uniform - Mike - Delta
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
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"
    Beam 16'
    Draft 8' 5"
    Speed 10 kts
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one Enterprise Diesel engine
    single propeller 300shp
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    Neswage 95k 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.
    Mike Green

    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
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