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YMT-15 (1934 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
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
    Displacement unknown
    Length 50'
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion unknown

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    YMT-15 22k 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
    US National Park Service
    YMT-15 257k 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
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    Last Updated 30 January 2015