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YTT-1 (1920 - ????)
Torpedo Testing Barge No. 1 (1912 - 1920)

Torpedo Testing Barge:
  • Built by Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Port Richmond, NY (YN 600)
  • Delivered and placed in service as Torpedo Testing Barge No. 1, 1912
  • Asisgned to duty at Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, RI, replacing Vesuvius, April 1913
  • Designated YTT-1, 17 July 1920
  • Redesignated Houseboat YHB-1, date unknown
  • Assigned to Panama Canal Zone by 1935
  • Served as Station Ship, Balboa, Panama during World War II
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    One man died in service aboard and remain on duty

    CGM Rudolph Hersey Wiggin (164 12 36) USN, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, 13 June 1921

    Displacement unknown
    Length 127'
    Beam 48'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion none

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    YTT-2 42k View of Torpedo Testing Barge # 1, circa 1914.
    From Our Navy magazine, December 1914
    Dave Wright
    YTT-1 561k Torpedo Test Barge No. 1 in use at Naval Torpedo Station Newport, date unknown.
    Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 82837, copied from an original negative held by Naval Underwater Systems Center Newport Rhode Island
    Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history available for YTT-1 at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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