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YMT-15 (1934 - 1944)
November - Zulu - Foxtrot - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
District Harbor Tug:
Laid down in 1931 as YMT-15 at Boston Navy Yard
Launched, 18 February 1932
Delivered in 1932
Placed in service as Yard Motor Tug YMT-15 in 1934
Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Small YTL-479 in July 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Current Disposition, active in the Erie Canal area as the tug Seneca, 2015
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||Floating Derrick YD-21 lifts the newly completed YMT-15 off the cradle bringing the tug from her building site at the yard to her launching ceremony, 18 February 1932.
Navy Yard Boston photo # BOSTS-14892
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||Ex-YTL-479 as the civilian tug Seneca moored in her berth near the Erie Canal, circa 2014.
||CWO4 Philip J.Slominski USN Ret.
There is no DANFS history available for YMT-15 / YTL-479 at NavSource
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
Seneca specification contributed by CWO4 Philip J.Slominski USN Ret
Last Updated 30 January 2015
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